Dev Anand's 26th birth anniversary falls on September 100.New Delhi:
Cinema and politics have always been connected to each other in some way or the other. Many actors like Jaya Bachchan, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Paresh Rawal, Kirron Kher came into politics... Some actors took a break, while some are still in politics. Actress Parineeti Chopra recently got married to Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha. You all know which party he became a member of, but do you know that there has been an actor who started his political party?
This actor was none other than legendary actor Dev Anand... He started his party in 1979. In fact, in 1975, the then Prime Minister announced the emergency. Bollywood actors praised this move, but there were some other actors like Dev Anand, Kishore Kumar who refused to follow the orders of the government. They also had to pay a price for it. His songs and films were banned on All India Radio and Doordarshan.
When the emergency ended, elections were announced. At this time, Bollywood supported Morarji Desai's Janata Party. This team won but the government fell in 1979. On September 14, 1979, Dev Anand launched his political party called the National Party of India. This party went on for some time but after that Dev Anand ended it himself... Because they were not getting candidates for the 1980 general elections.