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Akshay Kumar not planning to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections

File photo of Akshay Kumar. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 19, 2019, 07.20 AM (IST)

If there is an actor who has been making films with the theme of nation-building, it's Akshay Kumar. The actor's past few blockbuster hits have all had nationalism as their theme which made many speculate if the actor was planning to join politics. 

There were also rumours that the BJP was planning on making Akshay contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Amritsar. 

Quashing rumours about his debut in politics, Akshay said, "Politics is not on my agenda. I feel what I am doing through my films, I will never be able to do that through politics." The actor was speaking to the press while promoting his upcoming film 'Kesari'

A few days earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also tagged Akshay Kumar on Twitter in the Bharatiya Janata Party's 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had even tagged him when he had asked Bollywood actors to help increase voter participation in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Akshay Kumar had responded to PM Modi's and tweeted minutes after he posted it and urged his followers to vote. 

The actor's film 'Kesari' is a period drama and is based on the Battle of Saragarhi and talks about the brave Sikh regiment who although were outnumbered, fought bravely against the Afghan army in 1897. The film is scheduled to release on March 22.