The elections seem to have jolted everyone including Bollywood out of their slumber, and prominent activists from the film fraternity have hailed the Delhi poll results.
“The figures show that young people came out to support a movement they believe in! They came out against corruption. They came out against caste politics. Delhi has reminded every Indian that the common man is the ultimate source of power, and unless politicians work for us, they won’t have a job,” says singer-composer Vishal Dadlani, an active Aam Aadmi Party supporter, who performed to urge the youth to vote.
He further told us that it has been a commendable response for a party which contested for the first time, and the results signify a more for-the-people, by-the-people approach. “The times are changing ... that’s what the Delhi voters have voted for,” says Dadlani.
The music director thinks this is certainly going to change the future of politics and nation as a whole. “People have realised that power is in their hands, and where they see corruption, the people will take the power back,” he says. Others in tinsel town seem to agree.
“Congratulations to the Indian voter for their belief in change,” echoes actor-filmmaker Anupam Kher, while auteur Shekhar Kapur says, “The youth are restless for change. Not just in the government but in their future. On the new government’s shoulders rests the heavy responsibility of change.”