While many from the previous generation of B-Town stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Khanna ventured into politics, there’s not been any from the current crop who has expressed an interest. But if any day, one of them, Deepika Padukone decides to join politics, she’d like to become the minister for one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s most popular initiatives, the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’. The actress revealed that she has an obsessive compulsive disorder about cleanliness because of which she can’t keep still for a moment and wants to keep cleaning something or the other.
At a recent event where Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray are also present, Deepika was asked if she’d like to enter politics. She replied, “Honestly, I don’t know much about politics. But if I get the opportunity, I would like to be the Minister for Swachh Bharat. Cleanliness is a big OCD for me. I am very passionate about cleaning.”
The ‘Padmaavat’ star also narrated a hilarious anecdote when she was invited for parties just for cleaning.
“When I was young and we’d go for sleepovers, I realised after a long time that my friends’ friends would actually invite me because I’d go to their homes and clean their cupboards and bedrooms. I used to feel I am very popular, 'everyone keeps inviting me.' Then I realised, it is actually my OCD and that is why all my friends would call me over."
Deepika added, “I feel a lot of satisfaction. In fact, when I get free time from shooting, when I don’t have any work at home, I can’t sit still, I have to keep cleaning something. I think that is something I would like to do with a lot of passion.”
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