U.S Elections And Crazy Bollywood

The most dramatic and unpredictable presidential election in decades is suddenly slipping into a strange state of suspended animation just to begin with the climax scene shifting towards Capitol Hill.

The American elections are of global relevance, as the USA remains the single most powerful country with a unique combination of economic, military, diplomatic but also cultural and normative strength.

We have been witnessing a deterioration of the campaign standards, with an increasing number of hits under the belt and threats even for the day after, in terms of recognition or not of the eventual election results.

The election is hard to beat for the sheer entertainment value of a spectacle fuelled by unexpected plot twists and outlandish characters. How could the Indian Film Industry popularly known as  Bollywood be untouched.

I have asked the Writer Director Zeeshan Qadri of “Gangs of Wasseypur” about Bollywood’s interest in U.S Elections and he responded enthusiastically “”It’s like watching a Bollywood masala movie and you want to know how it’s going to turn out.” It’s hard to say which is more dramatic.. Or which of the candidates more closely resembles the villainous head of a global terror empire”.

Actress Mallika Sherawat, who shuttles between India and the US for work, is rooting for Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton.

The 39-year-old shared a throwback photograph of herself along with former US President Bill Clinton and mentioned that she was “honoured” to meet the “charismatic” president. The old photograph also featured musician Stevie Wonder and actor Samuel L. Jackson too.


Prabhu Deva performs at the event in Edison, NJ

Also half a dozen of Bollywood famed film fraternity flew down to Edison, New Jersey, to perform at a fundraiser for Trump – officially a fundraiser for the victims of terror – had the likes of Prabhudheva, Malaika Arora Khan, Shriya Saran, Sophie Choudry, Akhil Akkineni and Manasvi Mamgai shaking a leg or sharing the stage with Trump.

Like the world, Bollywood too has been watching the unfolding drama of the US presidential campaign, starring Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.


Owing to the build-up to the 2016 US Presidential election, full of unexpected twists and turns. The News18.com imagined the context as iconic Bollywood films.

They put the two contenders, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in 6 iconic films- each title beautifully explaining the elections and the sentiments of the two candidates towards each other as well as towards the voters.


Pun, in these ones, are of course intended their site declares.


Have a look at the Movie Posters:

DABANGG: A recent bollywood blockbuster


DABANGG: means “Courageous and Daring”

Aradhana:  1969 Super Hit Film


Aradhana: An act of glorifying God or a Person


DEEWAR:  A 1975 Indian crime-drama film



DOSTANA: A 1980 Bollywood action drama film


DOSTANA: Two best friends


GUMRAH: A 1993 Bollywood action drama and crime thriller


GUMRAH: Astray

MIRCH MASALA: A 1987 Women oriented film


MIRCH MASALA: Hot Spice or Red Chilli Spice


So.. here it ends.. Bollywood’s stylish Hello to U.S Election 2016


Images sourced: http://www.news18.com/news/buzz/6-iconic-bollywood-poster-re-imagined-with-donald-trump-and-hillary-clinton-1308178.html





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2 responses »

  1. Very Interesting.. typical Bollywood style presentation


  2. […] Source: U.S Elections in Bollywood […]


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