I will never go back to politics: Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says entering politics was a mistake, and he will never again repeat the mistake.

The 72-year-old, who contested the Lok Sabha election from Allahabad in 1984 and won, resigned after three years as an MP.

“Venturing into politics was a mistake. I entered the field in the flow of emotions. But then I realised that emotions are very different from reality in the political arena. So I gave up,” the actor said at a session of Agenda Aaj Tak here Saturday.

“I have never thought of going back to politics since then,” he added.

The actor was nostalgic while reciting his late father Harivanshrai Bachchan’s poem “Madhushala” at the event.

Amitabh noted that his father was teetotaller but his poem was on alcohol and drunkards.

“The poem was written in 1933 and published in 1935. It is amazing that the poem still manages to attract people. My father never drank, but the poem is all about alcohol. It was a hot topic of discussion then,” said Amitabh.

“His poems depicted revolutionary thoughts even at that time.”

On the professional front, the actor is busy shooting for Bejoy Nambiar’s “Wazir”. The film also features Farhan Akhtar.

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan



  • I knw he is great actor…I loved his movies….but he is politician no doubt. ..he used people from mehamood, gandhis, amar singh , chopras, thackrey, but when they needed him he left tyem….

  • good decision sir…..keep doing kbc….
    we want our king join politics….n keep doing controversies with everyone….lol

  • @indicine where is the forbes article just because your idol is not on top doesn’t mean its less meaningful. I can’t forget the review of hny having watched recently it is one of india’s worst film.

  • Very well said . When he ventured into politics this was a bad phase in his life . Also when he ventured into production and started his company ABCL . There was a time when he became bankrupt and was in a downhill . Then he approached Yash Chopra for work and then Yash Ji gave him Mohabbtein and his career came back on track . Then he did KBC and again he became a rage as he was in prime . Mr. Bachchan you are truly a brilliant actor . I just want to tell all the people that it his father was a well renowned poem . Indira Gandhi had friendly relations with Harivanshrai Bachchan and Rajiv Gandhi was a dear of Big B . Despite all this whenever a person faces problems it does not matter whether he is son of anybody he has to fight it alone . Because of his sheer talent he has been part of the industry for 45 years and still going strong . I am looking forward for Shamitabh and Piku .

  • last 3 years when srk was on top on fobers magazines most powerfull celebrity of India indicine post 3 times for each bt now when Salman got it then you are not. that proves how much partial you are

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