The Bollywood phases of Arvind Kejriwal
Chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal’s life has always been dramatic ever since he launched his anti-corruption crusade. A glance at his life in limelight will show a resemblance between his actions and a typical political potboiler of Bollywood. Kejriwal’s rise to power has all the makings of a Bollywood film and borrows liberally from many films. The fact that he loves to watch a film every weekend probably has something to do with it as well .
Nayak -Like Anil Kapoor in Nayak, the activist-turned-politician has been pointing out shortcomings of the government and the system. Later, when Kejriwal formed the Aam Aadmi Party and fought elections, many were reminded of the one-day chief ministership of Anil Kapoor in the film.
The underdog’s tale -When Delhi assembly results were declared, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar had tweeted, “Like a Bollywood underdog film with no star cast but an interesting promo, AAP has given a hit! Like in films, in politics too, u never know!”
Say no to special status-Rajinikanth in Bulandi (2000) played a law-abiding man who imparts justice to all in his village. But unlike most leaders, he does not differentiate between his family and the public (he even punished his son). Ditto Kejriwal.
Delhi chief minister’s tweet a day before his oath-taking ceremony reminded one of Bulandi. Arvind Kejriwal: “Many people asking me for passes for tomo’s oath ceremony. No passes needed. All are welcome. Its ur prog. My family will also sit in public.”
Political Robin Hood – Like Dabangg’s Chulbul Pandey, Kejriwal can do no wrong. He’s here for the poor and will take up cudgels against the high and mighty.