Amitabh Bachchan Says He Was “Inadequate” For Politics
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who had a brief stint with politics, has revealed that he discontinued his association with politics as he felt he was "inadequate for the job".
"Many ask me why I joined politics and then why I left it. I joined it because I was asked to and left because I was inadequate for the job," Bachchan posted on his blog www.bigb.bigadda.com.
He had entered into politics to oblige the request of his good friend and former Prime Minister, late Rajiv Gandhi. He contested the Lok Sabha election from his native Allahabad in 1984. Despite winning the elections, he failed to make it big in politics.
He has admitted that being in politics is a tough job and admires those who have managed to stay put in it.
"Politics is a complicated world - a world where if you are unable to play the game, you would remain a novice and a stranger eternally. I admire those who have remained in it for long years. Admire the guile with which they steer their boats every day, every minute. The ease with which they make associations and break them, reject foes and months later embrace them as dearest friends. It is a tough job.
"A job that I would never be able to do. I would never recommend it to anyone. But I do know that those that pursue this line do so with utmost dedication and passion. Their dedication and passion is admirable," he said.