New Delhi, Oct 28 (UNI) Stars from tinseltown entering politics is passe! In a ''role reversal'' of sorts, scions of political families in India are heading for Mumbai to try their luck in the 'glamour world' of films.
After Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's son Ritesh Deshmukh's successful tryst with the tinsel world, Chirag Paswan, another youth with moorings in politics, is here to prove his mettle as an actor.
Son of Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan, Chirag will make his debut in Bollywood in forthcoming film by TV actor-turned-filmmaker Anuj Saxena.
Being the son of a veteran politician, one would have expected him to follow in the footsteps of his father. However, ''acting is a passion. I had a few offers earlier, but I wanted to complete my studies first. Now that I have, I decided to go ahead and give acting a shot,'' said Chirag, a qualified engineer.
Asked about his parent's reaction to his decision, Chirag said,''I don't have any pressure from anyone, especially my dad.
They have been very supportive. In fact, my dad is okay with my foray into films. The only thing he said was whatever I do, I should give it my best.'' Talking about film offer, he said,''Anuj is a friend. One day, he came to me with this offer. I liked the script and immediately agreed to do the film'' as he gets ready to shift base to Mumbai from Delhi for the soon-to-begin film shoot.
''I am excited and waiting for the shooting to commence,'' he said.
Chirag will be introduced to the film world at a party organised by Anuj Saxena in Mumbai on October 31, which incidentally is also the new entrant's 25th birthday.
About Chirag, Anuj says,''Chirag has the looks as well as the talent to become a top star in Bollywood.'' The script of the movie is in final stages after which the cast and crew of the film will be decided.
In 2003, Ritesh Deshmukh had made his debut in Bollywood with 'Tujhe Meri Kasam'. Though the film did not send the cash registers jingling at the turnstile, the success of his subsequent film 'Masti' established him as an actor, whose forte is comedy.
Ritesh has since then appeared in several successful comedy ventures including 'Kyaa Kool Hai Hum', 'Malamaal Weekly', 'Apna Sapna Money Money', 'Heyy Babyy' and 'Dhamaal', all of which were either hits or received an above average response at the ticket window.