Mumbai, Jul 26 : Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who was associated with a political party for a brief period, wants to stay away from politics as he finds “acting in Bollywood is better.”
“Keep me away from politics. (Bhaiya mujhe yeh politics se dur rakhho). I will never think of getting back to politics,” 51-year-old Sanjay said in an interview.
“I had gone to UP for three months. But all that...Woh sab dekh ke maine bola jo acting hum yaha karte hai woh better hai. Woh manch pe jo acting hoti hai woh...(After seeing that I thought acting in Bollywood is better than the acting on the dais...),” he guffawed.
He had entered politics as a Samajwadi Party candidate for the Lucknow Parliamentary constituency. The Samajwadi Party later appointed the Bollywood actor as its general secretary. However, barely a year after, expressing sadness over the way his ‘mentor' Amar Singh was treated in the party, Dutt resigned from the post and subsequently quit the party.
Sanjay's sister, Priya, a Congress MP, had expressed disappointment at her brother's decision to contest elections on Samajwadi Party ticket saying that their father, Sunil Duttt, was a Congressman and the family had always been associated with Congress.
Replying to this, Sanjay had said that their father was more of a social worker than a politician, who used politics as a means to serve the people. PTI