New Delhi: It was a mixed bag for the celebrities in the fray at the hustings.
While Shatrughan Sinha, Jayaprada, Chiranjeevi and Navjot Singh Siddu tasted victory, star contestants like Vinod Khanna, Nafisa Ali and Ambareesh bit the dust.
Patna’s ‘Star Wars´ ended in victory for BJP’s shotgun, actor Shatrughan Sinha who trounced Congress candidate TV actor Shekhar Suman with a margin of more than two lakh votes.
Actress-turned-politician Jayaprada, the Samajwadi Party candidate from Rampur, defeated her nearest rival Congress candidate Noor Bano Begum by 12,093 votes.
Former cricketer Navjot Singh Siddu, BJP candidate from Amritsar defeated Om Prakash of Congress while singer Hans Raj Hans from Akali Dal, contesting from Jalandhar, lost to Mohinder Singh Kaypee of Congress.
Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi who floated the Praja Rajyam Party had mixed fortune on his electoral debut as he lost one and won one Assembly seat in Andhra Pradesh.
Chiranjeevi won from temple town of Tirupati but lost from Palakollu in his native West Godavari district.
“I look it at positively. People are with us and we achieved something on political front. We will do better next time,” Chiranjeevi said.
The results were disappointing for the star contenders in Karnataka as all the three film stars M H Ambareesh, Ashok and C P Yogeeshwar bit the dust.