28 October, 2020

Anupam And Kiron Kher

Come 2014 Lok Sabha polls, I am the Anna party candidate from Bandra and Kiron from Colaba...

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Anupam And Kiron Kher

We are inseparable, we are in the same profession, and now we are in the same movement. Why can’t we share the same Secret Diary. Anupam writes today, Kiron the next day and so on. Anupam: In India, politics is the last refuge not only of scoundrels, but also fading filmstars. But I was rather doubtful on this score. I had latched on to the Anna movement but can one call it  political? O, thank you Annaji. By declaring your movement political, you removed a huge burden from my conscience. Now I can gradually fade out from films and become a full-fledged politician. Labelling the Anna movement as an anti-corruption movement created problems for me particularly when the CNN-IBN channel some days back exposed the fact that the film industry runs on black money. I have to admit, the situation was a bit embarrassing. But with the movement going political, it is now okay with people like us.

Kiron: Anupam is unduly sensitive on this issue. Look at me, the grand flagbearer of both the BJP and the Anna crusade, a double-edged sword to exploit two...



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