No politics, only advisor on cultural affairs: Farhan

Updated: Jul 27, 2011, 14:26 PM IST

New Delhi: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar says he has been asked to join the advisory panel of the Trinamool Congress` youth wing to give suggestions on cultural activities and clarified that he`ll not be involved in any in hardcore political activities.

"The Media has reported that I have joined the Trinamool Congress Youth Wing. The truth is that I have been asked to be a member on an advisory board for cultural activities, in my capacity as an actor/filmmaker," Farhan wrote on his Twitter page.

"This is in my understanding, to be an apolitical board. I hope this will clear my stand on this decision once and for all," he wrote.

West Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress has formed a youth wing to be led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s nephew Abhishek Banerjee.

The youth wing has decided to conduct a membership drive across the country while roping in personalities like Farhan, tennis star Leander Paes and tech evangalist Sam Pitroda as advisors.