Many celebrities have failed to convince the general public to vote in their favor on election day, and this is even though we live in a world where stars are worshipped.
Here is a list of Indian celebrity candidates who tried but were unsuccessful in their attempts to enter the political arena:
Dharmendra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate in Bikaner, was roundly rebuked for making a disrespectful remark. He suggested that he should be declared Dictator perpetuo to instill in voters the “fundamental etiquettes required by democracy” during an election campaign.
Shabana Azmi was a member of India's Rajya Sabha from 1997 to 2003. She was a committed political activist, striving to protect children's protection, and combat AIDS and discrimination in the real world—a cause for which she has opted to remain independent of government.
A few people are aware of the fact that Amitabh Bachchan was interested in politics in the 1980s and was elected to the Lok Sabha from Allahabad due to his family's close connection to the Gandhi family but resigned after only three years because he disliked politics.
Urmila Matondkar, one of the 1980s and early 1990s' most popular heroines, joined the Indian National Congress party on 27 March 2021. However, she has been humiliated by the BJP's Gopal Shetty.
Govinda was one of the 1990s' top entertainers, and in 2004, he chose to take his celebrity to the next level by entering politics. In reality, he won a majority as well but failed to connect with the broad population as a candidate. Consequently, he declared his political retirement in 2009.
Sanjay Dutt was selected as the Samajwadi Party's Lucknow seat candidate in 2009 but withdrew soon after owing to his inability to integrate into politics. He resigned in December 2010 after describing his participation in politics as a folly.
Rekha has been a Rajya Sabha member since 2012 but has the lowest attendance rate of any of the 12 members elected. Additionally, she has never participated in any debates or discussions and her regular departure from the house caught the concern of several people.
Prakash Raj is India's most prominent actor, notably in the Bollywood, Tamil, and Telugu cinema industries. He campaigned as an independent candidate for the Bangalore Central Lok Sabha constituency in 2019. Still, he was defeated by a substantial margin, garnering just over 29,000 votes in the bargain.
In 2014, the Aam Aadmi Party nominated him to run for Governor of Lucknow and was soundly defeated in the election by Rajnath Singh. He has remained largely absent from political life since then.
This divisive personality founded her political party, which garnered only 15 votes throughout the election. She eventually left her political party and joined another.
It was a disappointment for this brilliant entertainer and filmmaker when the results of the 2014 election in Mumbai, Maharashtra, for which he ran, were announced.