Actor Rahul Roy joins BJP

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 19 Nov 2017 08:59:29



ACTOR Rahul Roy on Saturday joined the BJP in presence of Union Minister Vijay Goel at the party headquarters here.
He said it was a significant day for him and thanked the party. He, however, clarified that he will continue with his acting career.

Roy, 49, made his Bollywood debut at the age of 22 in the 1990 blockbuster ‘Aashiqui’. He acted in movies like ‘Junoon’ and ‘Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee’. He also won the first season of the popular TV reality show ‘Bigg Boss’.
The actor said he wants to contribute towards India’s development and is ready to take up any task entrusted to him by the party.

“The way Narendra Modi ji and Amit Shah ji have been taking the country forward and the way the perspective of the world towards India has changed in the past two years is remarkable. I am elated to have taken this decision to join the party,” Roy told reporters.

Asked to comment on a row surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed movie ‘Padmavati’, he said as audience and as artist he believes in freedom of expression, but, he added, he believes in respecting feelings and history of the country he belongs to.