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Actors should never enter politics: Soha Ali Khan

Soha Ali Khan

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.”