Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from cricket test match career last year, is not content with his parliamentarian role going by his recent advertising streak patting the actor friend Aamir Khan over the film ‘PK’.
Though it is not new to invite celebrities to film screening before their release, parliamentarians, especially those from the Rajya Sabha are supposed to desist from openly venting out their views or supporting the film, especially if it is a commercial one.
The batting legend, soon after seeing the special screening, said “PK is a superb film” and vouched that it would be the biggest hit of the year.
Ironic but lawmakers should resist from commenting on films, whether they are by their own family members or by friends. While Jaya Bachchan described her son’s film ‘Happy New Year’ as useless, Sachin Tendulkar is giving a new certificate to his friend’s film ‘PK’.
While there is a thin margin between sponsoring and advertising for a product, members of both houses of Parliament should resist airing views openly in a highly commercialized world of Bollywood. Sachin Tendulkar was right when he vouched for boxing star Sarita Devi, but not when he promotes a film before its release.
The film will be released on December 19.