His name was among 40 BJP candidates announced for contesting elections. On Tuesday, Mar 17, the Bollywood star Sinha had a meet with Samajwadi Party's General Secretary Amar Singh and stated that he did not consider any party or person untouchable.
"I will not consider any party or individual untouchable. All are my friends and in every political party I have friends. Amar Singh is my old and best friend," he told reporters here after his meeting with Amar Singh.
Sinha has been a Rajya Sabha member twice and his 12-year tenure ceased last year after he failed to secure a re-nomination form BJP.
Besides, Shatrughan Sinha, other prominent names declared included that of Rajiv Pratap Rudy (Saran) and Shahnawaz Hussain (Bhagalpur).