Abhishek Bachchan to enter Politics after Amitabh & Jaya? Deets inside

Nothing has been officially confirmed by Abhishek or Samajwadi Party

Following in the footsteps of Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan, their son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, may pursue politics. Yes, you read that correctly.

According to Bharat Samachar, Junior Bachchan would join Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party (SP) and run for election from the Allahabad constituency.

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However, neither Abhishek nor the party have officially announced anything.

The reports of Abhishek entering politics have caused quite a stir, particularly in Uttar Pradesh. People are curious to find out if the claims are real because Rita Joshi, the daughter of Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna, who was defeated by Amitabh Bachchan, is now a Member of Parliament.

In an interview in 2013, Abhishek had said, “My parents have been into politics but I don’t see myself doing it. I might take on a politician’s role on screen but in real life it’s a big no. I will never get into it.”

In 1984, megastar Bachchan took a vacation from acting to campaign for a long-time family friend, Rajiv Gandhi. His political career, on the other hand, was brief. He ran for the seat of Allahabad and won the 8th Lok Sabha election with almost 68% of the vote.

He resigned from his seat in July 1987, however, as claims of his involvement in the Bofors scandal surfaced. Big B had previously stated that his decision to enter politics was emotional, but once there, he learned that emotions had no place there.

Jaya Bachchan, on the other hand, was initially elected as a Member of Parliament from the SP in 2004, representing Uttar Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha till March 2006. She was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha from SP for the third time in 2012, and for the fourth time in 2018.