Posted: Apr 21, 2009
Accusing actor-turned-politician Sanjay Dutt of indulging in "cheap talks", Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said the film star has lot to learn about politics.
Bhatt criticised Dutt for his remarks on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati during a recent election rally where the actor had allegedly said he was ready to give 'jadu ki jhappi (magical hug)' to the BSP leader.
"Sanjay, who is still the same loving Sanju Baba for me, has started cheap talks such as puppi-jhappi (kiss and hug) since he joined politics," Bhatt told reporters here.
"He (Dutt) has lot to learn about politics," Bhatt added. The filmmaker said he has deep respect for cine veteran Sunil Dutt "who made Bollywood globally famous after joining politics." Asked about film stars Shatrughan Sinha, Hema Malini and Vinod Khanna joining BJP, Bhatt said that their party may be communal but those who came into politics from cinema are secular in nature.
"These people have came from cinema where no body talks about religion or cast. They never talk about communal hatred," he added.
The noted filmmaker sought votes in favour of Congress during various public gatherings at different places as part of an election awareness campaign launched by 'Millat Bedari Muhim'.