This is a far cry from southern India, which has its own thriving film industry.
Here the lines between politics and cinema have been traditionally blurred.
1979 film, Noorie, for her six films with Rajesh Khanna Red Rose, Dard, Nishaan, Zamana, Awam (from 1980 to 1987) and Sohni Mahiwal (1984), Samundar, Saveray Wali Gaadi (1986), Karma (1986), Naam (1986).
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This election is like a plot-less, message-less political movie which needs extras (politicians) to liven up the proceedings," sociologist Shiv Vishwanathan told BBC News Online.
Many of the stars who have joined parties seem to be ignorant about important events in Indian history, or even their party's political allies. 'Couldn't handle it Bollywood's tryst with politics has been chequered so far.
But with her comely looks Poonam Dhillon opted for a career in Bollywood, the world's most prolific film industry which cranks out some 1,000 movies a year from the western Indian city of Bombay, also known as Mumbai.
Nine years and some 90 films later, Dhillon quit films, settled into domesticity, and plunged into politics soon after.
"I will keep time off every month to pursue politics long term. Veteran actor Suresh Oberoi, who has joined the BJP, was asked by a reporter why December 6, 1992 (the day a mosque in the northern town of Ayodhya was torn down on that day by Hindu nationalists triggering off the worst bout of communal rioting in India since Independence) was an important date. In the mid 1980's, Bollywood's biggest star Amitabh Bachchan fought the elections on a Congress party ticket from his northern hometown of Allahabad. He quit midway through his term in the parliament after realising that "that politics wasn't about emotion, it was a much bigger game and I possibly couldn't handle it".Today there are just a handful of Bollywood stars-turned elected politicians, including two federal ministers, who belong to the BJP.He or she is not a catalyst of change," says Shiv Vishwanathan. "I know the media perception of filmstars in politics is a bit negative because of the hordes of actors joining parties," Dhillion told BBC News Online."But a star can motivate people, highlight a cause, raise funds for a project easily because people love us. Analysts like Mr Vishwanathan have no doubt that the majority of these stars will vanish "into thin air" once the elections are over.