Politicians not paid enough: Rahul Mahajan

By Dibyojyoti Baksi, IANS
Saturday, March 6, 2010

MUMBAI - Rahul Mahajan, who tied the knot with Bengali model Dimpy Ganguly on a reality show, Sunday said he plans to make a career in entertainment as he feels politicians do not earn enough.

“Whatever comes my way, I will do that, be it film, serial or a reality show. You have to do something for a good living. Politics is not a business. MP, MLA salary is not enough to buy proper clothes also. We would not get a sponsor every time, like the show (Imagine TV’s ‘Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega’),” Rahul told IANS.

However, Rahul, who is the son of the slain BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, did not rule out the possibility of entering the domain of politics.

“Politics was never away I think, but I will be into this profession (entertainment) to earn by bread and butter…I am trying to settle down. Till the next general election, one has to work at the grassroot level. If people decide to have me as a leader, it’s their choice, I don’t want to be appointed from behind,” he said.

Rahul, who is facing trial in a Delhi court in a drug abuse case, is planning to go to Maldives for his honeymoon. He is hoping that his passport will be released and he is given the permission to leave the country so he can go on his honeymoon.

Asked if he is sure to get the passport back, he said: “I am going to Delhi Monday. I can just hope to get it back along with the permission. I can just pray.”

Rahul doesn’t want to fret about his past or brood over his future, rather he wants to live his present to the fullest.

“Everyone gets a second chance. Through this show, god has given me a second chance. It’s a new beginning; it’s like a rebirth on March 6. We (he and Dimpy) share our birthdays - July 25,” he said.

After reality show “Rakhi Sawant Ka Swayamvar,” people had an impression that Rahul’s show too would end up with his engagement, but he was confident to end it with marriage.

“Initially there was no ‘muhurat’. The first ‘muhurat’ was in March. So there was a gap. I didn’t want to get engaged, I wanted to get married. I postponed the shoot, so that I could get married March 6,” said Rahul.

Asked why his sister Poonam Mahajan didn’t attend his marriage, Rahul said: “Poonam’s best wishes are with me. I will visit her soon. She didn’t come because she is a politician and the programme was on a television channel.”

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