15 Indians We Wouldn't Mind As Our Next President
Posted On 14th July, 2017 @ 15:07 pm by MTV Editor



They don’t make Presidents like they used to—you no longer seem to need silly little things like political background, experience, or even a functional idea about the military—which means that when it comes to standing for President, everyone’s got equal dibs. First there was Trump, now there may be Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.


Our own presidential election is being held today (Meira Kumar vs Ram Nath Kovind), and before the counting is done on 20 July 2017, five days before President Pranab Mukherjee’s term expires, we’ve got our own inspired list of people we think might (as well) fit the bill. 


1. Baba Sehgal

Because he’s hypercurrent when it comes to his songs. The best part? He breaks down complex concepts like demonetisation and GST and seems like the only person in the country who actually wants us to understand what the hell is going on.  




2. Mithali Raj

A star of women’s cricket, and the second-highest run scorer in the world at the mo’, this woman is all fire, with zero patience for your sexist bullshit. She’ll preside over this country just fine, and probably read a book while doing it. NBD.  





3. Prabhas

Even when he’s not channelling Baahubali, we’re fans of how calm and composed this Telugu cinema star always is. And that’s the sort of temperament our next President’s gonna need—the way things are going, it’s a damn miracle we aren’t all spontaneously combusting. It’s also easier to kiss the ring when it’s worn by someone that stunning. And here’s the clincher—his real name is Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati. If that doesn’t sound like business, we don’t know how else to impress you.




4. Karan Johar

Only when someone understands WTH he means by “conjecture”, “insinuation”, and “supposition” will he be able to control or at least properly investigate all the baseless rumours he keeps “alluding” to. Plus, we could use some additions to our vocabulary and pro-tips on poise. (Aside: Shashi Tharoor would make a great PM to KJo’s Presidency. Forget the exasperating farrago of distorted anything, have you seen that man’s hair?)




5. Salman Khan

No partner/love interest means no distractions, which obviously means so much more time. Like PM, like Prez.




6. SRK

Have you even heard his TED Talk? Drawing a parallel between his own life and the way the world has grown through the years was sheer genius. Plus everyone already loves SRK. So no worries about building a reputation, and wait till you see that vote bank flood!   





7. Sonam Kapoor

Fortunately or not, the Indian president doesn’t have much of a role. But nothing takes away from the huge responsibility of them being presentable. And who better than Sonam Kapoor to occupy that stage, own it with her style and make a crisp point once in a while (c’mon, even our current politicians need that training and telling). Just imagine her walking into a room full of diplomats to discuss world matters—good luck!





8. Abhay Deol

Because when he opens his mouth, it’s only ever to make sense. Like that time he called out the leading stars for endorsing fairness products.




9. Kangana Ranaut

For her guts to speak up and tell everyone what she really thinks. High time we ended the trend of kids mindlessly benefitting from all the hard work their parents have put in (just look at the fate of the Congress). What about apne pairo pe khada hona, and all that jazz?




10. Sonu Nigam

Because he’ll know how to get people to follow through on the promises they make. Not everyone has the heart to go bald.





11. Virat Kohli

Because he will abuse his way through it, and it will be thoroughly amusing. And no amount of chaos in that Parliament is going to deter his spirit. In fact, we suspect he’ll fit right in and win every battle.




12. Anil Kapoor

Because Nayak.




13. Vivian ‘Divine’ Fernandes

Equation 1 : Divine apni Ma ke liye jeeta hai...

Equation 2: India is our mother.

So from equation 1 and 2, we know that Divine only lives for India. Divine for President! 




14. Amitabh Bachchan

That voice—who won’t listen to anything he says? He himself has a hard time with it. Keh diya na, bas…keh diya.




15. Rajinikanth

Because, well, it's Rajinikanth! And there is nothing Rajini-Can’t do.




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