Yesterday came reports of the TV actress Kamya Panjabi planning to set her foot in politics. In conversation with ETimes TV, the Shakti actress has confirmed the news. Kamya was certain to dive into politics as she aimed to serve her country. Bigg Boss 13 contestant Tehseen Poonawalla on learning about her keen interest in politics guided her. The actress aims to work towards women empowerment and help the ones who suffer from domestic violence.
Kamya told the portal, “It had been on my mind for many years. Even when I was at the peak of my TV career, I was certain that I wanted to join politics in the future. When my show Shakti — Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki ended in September, I started working on what I had envisioned for myself. Tehseen Poonawalla, whom I met on Bigg Boss 13 (she made an appearance on the show as a celebrity guest), learnt about my political aspirations. He realised that I had the potential and guided me through it.”
She added, “I want to serve my country and work on causes I strongly feel for. Besides other things, I want to focus on women empowerment and help those who suffer domestic violence in our country. I, too, have suffered silently in the past for many years. The desire to join politics stems from a strong cause. I am not hungry for power, I just want to work.”
The actress when asked will she move to Delhi as she joins politics she replied, “At the moment, I will be working out of Mumbai. But I am open to everything. My aim is to do good work. My husband is extremely supportive, be it acting or now politics. Chaahe Mumbai ho, Delhi ho ya UP ho, I am willing to cover the length and breadth of the country wherever I am required.” ALSO READ: Kamya Panjabi, In Reply To A Twitter User, Says Armaan Kohli Didn’t Just Call Her A ‘Divorcee’ On Bigg Boss 7 But Also Hurled Abuses
Though actress is taking baby steps into a new arena, she won’t be bidding goodbye to acting, as she shares it’s her first love. “Acting is my first love and I will continue to do it. I will balance the two and divide my time. I have seen lead actors of my shows go on leave for eight days at a stretch, but the work doesn’t suffer. When I join a show, I will inform my producers of my responsibilities and I am sure that they will be happy to adjust. Having said that, if it’s required of me, I will enter politics full time. For me, it’s not just about being a face, I will walk the talk. My actions will speak louder than words,” said the actress.
When asked what’s her take on celebs who joined politics but it did not work for them, Kamya replied, “It’s not that I am clueless and have decided to join politics for fun. I have done my homework and am very clear about my goals. I am not here to make money or achieve power and fame. Woh mujhe TV mein bahut mila hai. I am here to work. Let’s leave everything to time. Everyone knows that main jo kar sakti hoon wohi bolti hoon aur jo bolti hoon woh karke bhi dikhaati hoon.” ALSO READ: Kamya Panjabi On Her Long-Running Show, 'Shakti-Astitva Ke Ehsaas Kii': 'It has Given Me A New Life; I Was In Depression When I Joined The Show'
Kamya Panjabi has joined the Congress party.
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