Exclusive Interview: Shera Opens Up About Joining Political Party In Mumbai

Imran Asif Fazal |Oct 29, 2019

Shera joined political outfit - Shiv Sena during elections and now wants to serve people of Mumbai.

Gurmeet Singh Jolly aka Shera is always seen beside actor Salman Khan and is a celebrity bodyguard. His loyalty towards the actor has won many hearts.

Shera had once said, "Jab tak main Zinda Rahunga 'Bhai' ke saath Rahunga."

His dedication towards guarding Salman Khan's life and privacy has always been under the lens. The actor had also produced a film based on Shera which was titled, Bodyguard.

Shera was recently in the news after he joined Shiv Sena, a right-wing political party from Mumbai. Well built man with an army of tough gatekeepers, Shera plans to work towards social development in the city and has vowed to dedicate his life for Salman Khan.

STARBIZ Correspondent Imran Fazal recently spoke to Shera in an exclusive interview about his plans in future. Excerpts...


Being a celebrity bodyguard and owning a security agency, what makes you join a political party now? 

I believe Mumbai has been very close to me. It has been my workplace and I have made my entire career here. Now I believe its time that I give back my service to the city. I have spent my entire life in Mumbai. People have loved me because of Bhai and after the day of results, my belief has grown stronger on Shiv Sena party.

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You must have got offers from various political parties, why did you choose Shiv Sena? 

I have always been a big fan of Late Balasaheb Thackeray. I always supported his thoughts and believed in it. Earlier I never thought of joining any political party but looking at the way I have received love and support from the people of Mumbai I decided to join politics.

Also, Uddhav Thackeray and Aditya Thackeray are doing great work in the city of Mumbai for its development. I am fortunate that I got an opportunity to work with such great people. The basic idea behind joining politics is that it gives you a platform to serve your own people.

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Talking about politics how will you manage both security services and politics together?

I am very good at managing numerous things in life. Its the way I love to live my life. Salman bhai has been very generous to me and I did inform him before taking such a big step in my life. He told me that do what you feel is right.

For me, he is the priority and I will be ready to provide my services for Shiv Sena and the people of Mumbai as and when needed. For now, I am waiting for orders from the high command regarding my role in the party. Its one of the big decision that I have taken in my career and I hope I would be able to fulfil it diligently.


How did friends and family members around you react to your decision about joining politics?  

I am lucky that I have come across supportive friends and family members. They have always supported me during good and bad times. When I informed them about the decision of joining a political party, they were first shocked but they knew that whatever decision I take will be for good.

I know that politics and security services profession doesn't go hand in hand but for me its the challenge to survive and make my living more worth by serving people of this great city.


You have been surrounded by controversies multiple times. Have you ever thought that you might be a target for being a celebrity bodyguard? 

I believe that controversies are part and parcel of life. If I would have not been a celebrity bodyguard, no one would have even bothered if I would have slapped a random person. It is just that I have been spotted beside Salman bhai, I have been identified and known. At times, I am framed in wrong cases. I now do not bother about such incidents and focus on work and life as a whole.


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