Chhote Miyan Returns to Politics: Govinda Joins Shiv Sena

These days, when Vashu Bhagnani's new film 'Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan (2)' is preparing for release, his film of the same title 'Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan (1)' is also being remembered for some reason.

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These days, when Vashu Bhagnani's new film 'Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan (2)' is preparing for release, his film of the same title 'Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan (1)' is also being remembered for some reason. Recently, on the occasion of Shivaji Jayanti in Mumbai, Chhote Mian of BMCM 2 i.e. Govinda has made a comeback into politics by taking membership of Shiv Sena (Shinde faction). It is understood that Shiv Sena has decided to field Chhote Mian in the elections. He will contest elections from Mumbai North.

Govinda's Political Journey

Govinda will contest elections from this seat

Let us tell you that 'Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan-1' was a popular film of 1998. In this film, Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda played the roles of Bade Miyan and Chhote Miyan. In this film, both the actors had double roles - in one role they were straight policemen and in the other role they were choppers and riggers. It is said that after this film, Govinda lost his interest in films. Whatever the reason, he joined politics (BJP). In 2004, Govinda contested the Lok Sabha elections as a BJP candidate and became MP from Mumbai North by defeating 5-time sitting MP - senior BJP leader and Union Minister Ramnaik in the elections. But Govinda could not maintain his career as a diplomat. He was the Member of Parliament for Mumbai-North from 2004 to 2009 but never spoke a word for the people of his area in Parliament. His popularity continued to decline. The career of Govinda, who had top star status in films, was almost over. In 2009, after completing one term of his parliamentary membership (Pension confirmed), he also distanced himself from politics. Now Govinda, who was away from the limelight for a long time, has again returned to politics by joining Shiv Sena. While accepting the membership of the army in front of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Govinda said - "After 14 years, my exile has been broken. Now I want to work actively for the public and film workers."

Govinda has already contested elections once before

Govinda Joins Shiv Sena, Named Star Campaigner

Govinda, who once won the elections from the Congress Party by contesting against the Bharatiya Janata Party, is today wearing the saffron robe from the hands of Shinde, the head of the same BJP joint government. He says - "I am a big fan of Prime Minister Modi ji. I am impressed by his work. In Mumbai too, the Shinde government has done a lot of development work like in other places of the country." Govinda said that he is a devotee of Shivaji Maharaj and Bala Saheb Thackeray and has been greatly influenced by them.

However, now Govinda has returned to play his second innings in politics. Just as the discussion about 'Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan-2' has started 26 years after the film 'Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan-1', similarly Chhote Miyan of BMCM-1 is going to be in the headlines for the next few days. It is being speculated that he will contest elections from Mumbai Northwest as a candidate of BJP-supported Shinde-Shiv Sena. Where he will face Shiv Sena (Uddhav Thackeray) candidate Amol Shinde.

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Mumbai North West i.e. Mumbai North West area includes the Polyhill area of Bandra which was once the constituency of the Late Sunil Dutt. Many big stars and film people live here in this area. Govinda's statement that he would like the government to allow him to do cultural activity work and do that work for the film workers... is an indication that he wants to contest elections from the same area.

Whatever the case, the film 'Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan' (Akshay Kumar-Tiger Shroff) will be in the discussion for some time, while Chhote Miyan (Govinda) of 'Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan' (previous) will also be in the news. This is also an interesting coincidence.


-Sharad Rai

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