New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who had a short political stint during the 1980s, says he quit politics as people questioned his "harmless social service".
It was in 1984 when the super star decided to enter politics. Big B contested the Lok Sabha election from Allahabad on a Congress ticket.
Recounting his "vivid experience", Bachchan said: "The villages that I visited, the spirit of India that I observed, the poverty, the want and yet … the pride that each inhabitant of this beautiful country had within them … was incredible," Big B posted on his blog Bigb.bigadda.com.
"In those two years that I spent in parliament I realized that the system on its own would never be able to take care of those that suffer. So with limited means, I began my own individual charity," he added.
"Medical facilities were a huge problem with the villages and so I started medical vans which serviced hundreds of villages in the region," the 68-year-old star said.
"But politics soon took over and attacks on its veracity and intent were made questionable. Hurt and disgusted with the attitude of those that opposed this harmless social service, I gave it up and stopped," he added.