Bollywood film star Sanjay Dutt will be the Samajwadi Party candidate to contest the next Lok Sabha elections from Lucknow, the party announced in New Delhi on Thursday.
Party general secretary Amar Singh told reporters that if Dutt was disallowed from contesting the elections because of the criminal cases against him, the party would move the Election Commission or the Supreme Court.
"Dutt told me you are like my elder brother. He said he would do anything I ask him to though he said he was not a political person," Singh said.
The constituency is currently represented by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.