ACTOR Anil Kapoor had the perfect response when a Twitter user suggested he should be made the chief minister of Maharashtra. The user seemed quite pleased with Anil’s performance as the CM in hit 2001 film, Nayak.
“Maharashtra mein jab tak koi rasta nahi nikalta, tab tak anil kapoor ko hi mukhyamantri bana kar dekh lete hain. Parde par unka ek din ka karyalay poore desh ne dekha aur saraha hai. Devendra Fadnavis aur Aaditya Thackeray kya soch hai? (Until we reach a solution for Maharashtra, why not make Anil Kapoor the chief minister? Everyone watched and loved his one-day session on the big screen. What say Devendra Fadnavis, Aditya Thackeray?),” they wrote.
Anil replied, “Main nayak hi theek hu (I am better off as an actor).” His reply got his fans rolling with laughter. “First he will reject ,then he will take the oath,” wrote one, recalling the film’s story. “No one is more intelligent than you to take the CM’s seat,” wrote another.
Nayak, which also starred Rani Mukerji and Amrish Puri, was directed by S. Shankar. Anil played a television journalist who is challenged by the sitting chief minister to take office for a day. He does and excels at it, later becoming the elected chief minister of the state.
(Courtesy: hindustan times)