Veteran Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor, known for his villainous and comic roles, on Wednesday campaigned for Trinamool Congress candidate Madan Mitra for the by-polls to West Bengal’s Bhatpara Assembly seat.

Kapoor participated in a Trinamool Congress roadshow in the area, travelling in an open jeep accompanied by popular Bhojpuri singer Rani Chatterjee.

“If you want your future to be in safe hands, press button number three in the EVM. Do not forget. Press button number three” he said as Mitra’s name would be listed on number three on the EVM.

He also recited some of his popular dialogues to entertain the people.

Trinamool activists and leaders in the roadshow looked upbeat.

“See Shakti Kapoor has come to you. All of you vote for Madan da,” a Trinamool leader appealed.

The seat has fallen vacant after the sitting Trinamool Congress MLA Arjun Singh defected to the Bharatiya Janata Party and subsequently resigned. He is now contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency in the 2019 polls.