While many of her fellow actors have recently joined different political parties and have been campaigning fervently during the ongoing elections, actor Soha Ali Khan says she will never join politics.
The 35-year-old Soha Ali Khan will be seen in the khaki uniform on screen in the movie Mr Joe B Carvalho. Talking about the same, Soha says, “I thoroughly enjoyed playing the cop. It is a tongue-in-cheek comedy but my character, Shantipriya Phadnis, takes her job very seriously. She is hardworking and dedicated to fighting crime. I loved the scenes where I get to beat up the gundas with my bare hands.”
“I don’t want to enter politics... I believe actors should not look to enter politics. Actors, by nature, are meant to break rules, experiment and sometimes do things that are not easily accepted by the society. A politician, on the other hand, has to stand by rules and morals,” says the 35-year-old.
Asked why filmstars are roped in for election campaigning, she says, “I think people look to filmstars for inspiration and copy them — their lifestyle and even the way they think. During elections, people associate the coolness quotient with stars.”
The actor says that she likes the ideology of the recently-formed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). “We have a lot of good choices (leaders to vote for) this time. I really like AAP’s ideology. The fact that Arvind Kejriwal (founder, AAP) became the chief minister of Delhi was a success in itself.”