More than 500 films old, actor Anupam Kher has been one of the staunchest supporters of PM Narendra Modi in recent times. He was among the first to take on a group of film and theatre artistes when they issued a joint appeal to voters to oust the NDA government in the polls. Kher tells Giridhar Jha why he is so vocal in his support of the prime minister.
More than 600 film and theatre artistes recently issued an appeal to the electorate to not vote for the BJP. How do you look at it?
It is not the first time such a thing has happened. Some of the same people had done this before the 2014 general elections; so it is not surprising. They can use their democratic right and so can others. Basically, by telling the voters to not vote for the BJP, they are calling upon them to vote for the Congress or the SP-BSP.
Such campaigns have coincided with the rise of Modi. Even though many film personalities were associated with different parties in the past, no such appeal to voters was...