Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar, who is now a politician, stated that it is a very petty thing to think that she entered politics because her filmy career is over. In her exclusive interview with a leading daily, the actress-turned-politician stated that whether she wins or not, she will continue to do the work that she has promised.
Urmila said, “Politics is not everyone’s cup of tea. But there were people like Sunil Dutt as well, who did well in politics. It’s the intention that matters. I can’t speak for others, who couldn’t sustain in politics, but I can speak for myself. I didn’t want to cash in on my celebrity image. If that was the intention, I wouldn’t have campaigned the way I did. I wouldn’t have gone out all the way to reach out to people."
The actress-turned-politician also added, Whether I win or lose, I intend to do the work I have promised to do. To say that I entered politics because my film career is over, is a petty way of looking at it. There’s nothing that politics can give me that I didn’t have before. I don’t get swept by what people think as it reflects their intellect.”
Urmila also informed that she won’t be doing any film in the near future and just wants to focus on her political career. She stated that she can’t do 50 things at a time.
(Source: Times of India)