Mumbai, March 16: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is all set to 'remake' his political career. The 'Khalnayak' and 'Munna Bhai' actor will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections from Ghaziabad seat in Uttar Pradesh. Interestingly, the actor had once starred in a film titled Zila Ghaziabad. Sanjay Dutt Talks about the Exact Moment He Decided to End His Drug Addiction on Day 1 of #DrugFreeIndia Campaign – Watch Video.
However, this is not the first time that Dutt is trying to don the hat of a politician. Sanjay Dutt, who is close to former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, had joined the Samajwadi Party and was even going to contest the 2009 Lok Sabha Elections from UP. Kalank New Poster: Sanjay Dutt As Balraj Chaudhry Exudes Authority Like The 'Head of the Family' - View Pic!
However, Dutt pulled out at the last moment when the court refused to suspend his conviction in the 1993 Bombay bomb blast case. Dutt was to fight from the Lucknow seat as an SP Nominee then. Did You Know: Sanjay Dutt Lost Out His Role in JP Dutta’s Border to Khalnayak Co-Star Jackie Shroff Because of Jail Sentence.
Sanjay Dutt had also said that joining politics and the Samajwadi Party was a "big mistake." However, according to a News18 report, the SP-BSP combine could nominate Sanjay Dutt from one of the seats and the actor is said to be considering it as well.
Interestingly, last time when Sanjay Dutt campaigned for the 2009 Lok Sabha elections for Samajwadi Party (SP), he was in controversies for saying at a rally that he would like to give a "Jaadu ki Jhappi" to Mayawati. The SP and BSP who have now come together for the polls, were sworn enemies back then. Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati to Hold 11 Joint Rallies from April 7, Check Venue and Place.
Sanjay Dutt's sister Priya Dutt, who is a two time MP from Congress, will also be contesting the Lok Sabha Elections as Congress has nominated her from the Mumbai - North Central seat. Priya Dutt had lost the seat to Poonam Mahajan of BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.