Regret not fulfilling promises I made as a politician: Bachchan
New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan may have had a short tryst with politics but the megastar says he still thinks about those times as he “regrets not fulfilling the promises” he made to the people of his constituency-Allahabad.
The 73-year-old National award-winning actor took a break from acting in 1984 to enter politics in support of long-time family friend, Rajiv Gandhi.
He contested Allahabad’s seat and won by a huge margin. His political career, however, was short-lived as he resigned after three years.
“I mostly think of it because there are many promises that one makes during an election campaign, when you seek votes from people. My inability to keep those promises hurts. If there is anything that I regret then it is that,” he said.
“I made a lot of promises to the city of Allahabad and to its people but I wasn’t able to fulfill them.
“I try to do whatever I can in any social capacity but I know it is something that people of Allahabad will always hold against me,” Bachchan said during a discussion with Shekhar Gupta and Barkha Dutt at an event “Off The Cuff”.