From Hema Malini to Rakhi Sawant: Star studded cast for real life Rajniti

With their films and songs they tried to win your heart. Now they want to win your vote. Clearly not content with just buying IPL franchises and bidding on international cricketers, our film and television stars are going to the polls. Not that there is much of a difference between the two, given the scams and amounts of money involved. But they do lend a touch of much needed glamour and colour to the campaign trail. With rose petals, bling and pretty faces, here are the celebrities who are making a go of the Lok Sabha elections this time around.

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From Hema Malini to Rakhi Sawant: Star studded cast for real life Rajniti

 

From Hema Malini to Rakhi Sawant Star studded cast for real life Rajniti

From Hema Malini to Rakhi Sawant: Star studded cast for real life Rajniti. PTI Images

 

From Hema Malini to Rakhi Sawant Star studded cast for real life Rajniti

Kirron Kher may be best known for her performance in plays and films like Dostana, but now she wants to ride the Modi wave too. Kher is the BJP candidate from Chandigarh: PTI

 

From Hema Malini to Rakhi Sawant Star studded cast for real life Rajniti

Everyone's favourite reality star Rakhi Sawant really wants your vote. She is the sole candidate for the newly formed 'Rashtriya Aam Party', which isn't despite what it sounds like, a party for mangoes: PTI

 

From Hema Malini to Rakhi Sawant Star studded cast for real life Rajniti

Twitter celeb and former Miss India Gul Panag has decided to take her opinions on the road and try to effect some real change, via the Aam Aadmi Party: PTI

 

From Hema Malini to Rakhi Sawant Star studded cast for real life Rajniti

Bling king Bappi Lahiri plans to woo voters (or blind them) for the BJP in the Hooghly district of Kolkata. AFP

 

From Hema Malini to Rakhi Sawant Star studded cast for real life Rajniti

'Dream Girl' Hema Malini is dreaming that her loyal fans in Mathura will give her their votes this time. She is contesting for the BJP: PTI

 

From Hema Malini to Rakhi Sawant Star studded cast for real life Rajniti

Kamaal Rashid Khan, best known becoming the first contestant to be prematurely kicked out from the Bigg Boss house because of his violent behaviour towards other house mates is contesting on a SP ticket, which is ironically known for its 'goonda' behaviour: IBN live

 

From Hema Malini to Rakhi Sawant Star studded cast for real life Rajniti

Actor, director and producer Mahesh Manjrekar will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai North-West as a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) candidate. He was once questioned for allegedly having a telephonic conversation with a Mumbai gangster.  IBNLive

 

From Hema Malini to Rakhi Sawant Star studded cast for real life Rajniti

Bhojpuri theatre star Manoj Tiwari is representing the BJP from the North-east Delhi seat. Tiwari was among the first celebrities to make an appearance in support of Ramdev's 2011 hunger strike at the Ramlila Ground. He sang various patriotic songs to the gathered protestors and claimed that he had ceased filming for a month in order to join the protest. He was also involved in protests surrounding the arrest of Anna Hazare: IBNlive

 

From Hema Malini to Rakhi Sawant Star studded cast for real life Rajniti

Moon Moon Sen is contesting as a Trinamool Congress candidate from the Bankura Lok Sabha seat. Recently her housing crisis for the constituency was resolved when the TMC found her a 60-year-old bungalow with old world charm. “Two air conditioners will be installed in the two bedrooms, either tonight or tomorrow,” the bungalow’s lucky owner Sujit Kumar Dutta told The Telegraph: CNN-IBN

 

From Hema Malini to Rakhi Sawant Star studded cast for real life Rajniti

Actress Nagma, who was also linked to former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly at one time, is Congress candidate from Meerut seat. Ganguly meanwhile was reportedly wooed by the BJP to stand from West Bengal: IBNLive

 

From Hema Malini to Rakhi Sawant Star studded cast for real life Rajniti

Character actor Paresh Rawal has very seriously gotten into the role of neta as the BJP candidate for the east Ahmedabad constituency in Gujarat. IBNLive

 

From Hema Malini to Rakhi Sawant Star studded cast for real life Rajniti

Apart from being a well known Hindi and Punjabi film actor, Raj Babbar was with the Samajwadi Party before becoming the Congress nominee from Ghaziabad. He created controversy in 2013, by stating that Rs.12 was sufficient to get a full meal for a common man in Mumbai, which drew severe criticism: PTI

 

From Hema Malini to Rakhi Sawant Star studded cast for real life Rajniti

Top Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan Shukla is contesting from the Jaunpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh on a Congress ticket: IBNLive

 

From Hema Malini to Rakhi Sawant Star studded cast for real life Rajniti

Shatrughan Sinha, whose first acting opportunity was playing a Pakistani military officer in Dev Anand's Prem Pujari is the BJP candidate from Patna Sahib: IBNLive

 

From Hema Malini to Rakhi Sawant Star studded cast for real life Rajniti

Vinod Khanna was once the face of masculinity in a Cinthol ad and is the BJP candidate from Gurdaspur. PTI

 

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