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Amitabh Bachchan

Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Amitabh Bachchan were family friends, and to support his friend, Amitabh Bachchan took a break from acting and entered politics in 1984. His political career, however, proved to be a short-lived one as he found himself caught in the Bofors Scandal. This made the actor uncomfortable and he retracted from politics for good.

10 successful celebs from films and sports who bombed at politics

The Indian political arena is buzzing with celebs from diverse field of art and sports.

Some, like Jaya Lalitha or Kirron Kher, are able to recreate the success of their full-time or erstwhile career in politics also, others just spark in a second and vanish in the next.

Here are 10 such popular celebs who failed badly at politics.