Celebs around the world have been known to capitalise on their star power to launch political careers — and Bollywood stars are no different.
Actors like Kirron Kher, Hema Malini and Urmila are now fairly politically seasoned; in India's just concluded elections, they were joined by a few first-timers such as Sunny Deol!
How did they fare? Let's find out.
BJP candidate Kirron Kher bagged the Chandigarh seat for the second time in a row! She won the seat with 14,654 votes, reports NDTV.
Her husband Anupam Kher was obviously elated:
BJP candidate Hema Malini also succeeded in retaining her seat in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura.
Esha Deol tweeted her excitement over her mother's winning streak:
He may be new to politics but actor Sunny Deol did his bit for BJP and won the Gurdaspur seat by over 82,000 votes.
Speaking about his success, Deol said: “I am feeling good and I am very happy. I was confident that people of this constituency (Gurdaspur) love me a lot and will ensure my victory.”
However, not every celebrity emerged a winner...
Urmila Matondkar lost in her Mumbai North constituency. While she congratulated her triumphant rival, she also conveyed her suspicions about foul play:
Veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha lost from Bihar's Patna Sahib seat.