Jammu, October 17: He might be an MLA but this never stopped him from following his passion. This theatre enthusiast is seen playing the role of Goddess ‘Sita’ in a local Ramleela club. I am talking of the BJP MLA from Ramban, Neelam Langeh whose being a politician did little to dampen his ardour for acting.
The audience at the Ramlila ground at Maitra in Ramban got a pleasant surprise when they saw local MLA Neelam Langeh in the role of Sita in the Ramlila here. Continuing his passion for theatre and religion, he acted in the Ramlila for the seventh consecutive year.
Being a theatre enthusiast doesn’t make him any less of a politician. The two professions, though steeply peculiar never keep Neelam away from performing his duties in the respective fields. Neelam is well aware of his duties and also knows how to manage work and passion together. In the daytime, he plays the role of an active BJP MLA by reaching out to his electorate and in the evening, he is a performer on stage without any inhibitions or ego hassles.
Neelam says that he had taken a pledge to continue to perform on the stage even after becoming an MLA. Also, he cannot leave his local fans dejected this year despite a busy schedule. His being an MLA doesn’t stop him from doing what he loves.
Besides, Neelam is also a staunch devotee of Lord Rama. During the nine-day-long festival he fasts and sleeps on the floor. On one side, his local fans are so happy to see him once again while on the other he is also being criticized for forgetting his duties and wasting time in this hullabaloo.
“He does not have anything else to do and his performance has been nil so far. He should devote his time to raising public issues in the Assembly,” said former Ramban MLA Ashok Kumar.