Its the time for famous Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty to get the politician's tag, as Bengal's Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee has announced the nomination of Bollywood actor as Trinamool Congress's candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election in the state.
Mithun was also invited for the inauguration of Kolkata
International Film Festival in its last two editions. Now when the five Rajya Sabha seats will be falling vacant in West Bengal
in April for which election will be held on February 7, Mamta nominated the name of Mithun Chakraborty in the list.
Banerjee while updating on her official Facebook page, "In our state, five Rajya Sabha members will be elected this time. One of these seats will be given to Mithun Chakraborty from All India
Trinamool Congress. Chakraborty is a well-known film personality. He has devoted his life to the cause of cultural and social activities with great success."
Banerjee said that Mithun was an asset not only of West Bengal, but also of the entire country and TMC is proud to nominate him.
Its seems like Bollywood actors have found an alternate profession for them, as a good number of Bollywood personalities have joined the politics. Recently famous bollywood actress Rekha has become the member of Rajya Sabha, and now Mithun Chakraborty's turn.
The list of famous personalities from Bollywood who have joined the politics include the name of Nargis Dutt, Sunil Dutt, Prithvi Raj Kapoor, Raj Babar, Shatrugan Sinha, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Jaya Prada, and the list keeps going on.