Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) Actor-producer Riteish Deshmukh is proud of his brother Dhiraj Deshmukh, who will contest the Zilla Parishad (district council) polls from Latur, Maharashtra.
“Can’t begin today (Wednesday) without two people who define who I am. As I begin my journey in politics, seek their blessings Aai Pappa,” Dhiraj, son of Vilasrao Deshmukh, the late Union minister and former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, tweeted.
Riteish, whose other brother Amit is also a politician, wrote: “Absolutely proud of you. Pappa would have been the happiest today. Grassroots, Latur, ZP.”
“I will vote for you… Not because you are my brother but because you are a deeply committed person. Proud,” he added.
The actor’s wife actress Genelia Deshmukh has wished Dhiraj luck as well.
The young aspiring politician has also found support in actor Jackky Bhagnani, who tweeted: “A man who believes in the dream of rural being global. Wishing Dhiraj all the very best as he files his nomination papers for ZP Elections.”