No 'Dirty politics'? When Arvind Kejriwal rejected Bollywood debut with Mallika Sherawat
New Delhi, Feb 18: One may not believe it but this is true that Delhi Chief Arvind Kejriwal was offered an important role in Bollywood film 'Dirty politics'.
This has been revealed in an email exchanged between film director KC Bokadia and Arvind Kejriwal in the month of October 2012. The email carrying two requests by the film director urging AAP chief to play the role of 'fearless journalist' in the film, was reportedly released to the media.
The first email by 'Dirty politics' director reads, "It is my desire to cast you as a protagonist in my upcoming movie, in the role of a Journalist. He is like the hero of my film, who stands his guard against the corrupt politicians. The movie is called 'Dirty Politics'; it is an ambitious film with an impressive artist line up. I humbly request you to give consideration to act in my film. It will enhance your image further. I will be very happy to narrate the character sketch in person."
However, Arvind Kejriwal humbly denied the offer and told Bokadia that he will soon form his own outfit named Aam Aadmi Party(AAP).
"I am really flattered by your offer. I am a very small person. I have been a great admirer of your films. However, you would have heard that we have launched our new political party. I am neck deep into it. Our goal is to clean up this dirty politics. Therefore, I am really sorry I won't be able to take out time for the film", AAP chief had said.
It is being said that after Kejriwal rejected the offer, Bokadia handed over the role to Bollywood veteran Naseeruddin Shah.
Apart from Shah, Dirty Politics which is set to release this year stars Mallika Sherawat, Om Puri and Anupam Kher.
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