Mumbai: Actor Isha Koppikar joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday in the presence of Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari. Isha has been appointed as the working president of BJP Women Transport Wing. Also Read - 3 Local BJP Leaders Killed by Militants in Kashmir’s Kulgam, Resistance Front Claims Responsibility
Popularly known as the ‘Khallas Girl’, Isha began her film journey in 1998 with a Tamil movie. She forayed into Bollywood in the year 2000 with the film Fiza. Isha has been a part of hit films like Don, Salaam-e-Ishq, Kya Kool Hain Hum among several others. Also Read - Former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel Passes Away at 92, PM Modi Mourns His Death
Earlier this month, on January 2, veteran actress Moushumi Chatterjee also joined the BJP in the presence of party leaders Mukul Roy and Kailash Vijayvargiya. As per reports, the yesteryear artist is likely to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections as well. Also Read - Hang Pictures of Corrupt Officials Who Delayed NHAI Project For 12 Years: Nitin Gadkari
According to reports, Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor Khan was approached by the Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 but the latter quashed all such reports. The 38-year-old actor said making movies are and will always be her priority and she has no plans to join politics.
“There is no truth to these reports. I have not been approached for this whatsoever. My focus is and only will be movies,” Kareena had said in a statement.
Reportedly, in a letter written to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, corporator Yogendra Singh Chauhan claimed the actor would be the most suitable candidate to defeat the BJP from the Bhopal seat. The reports also claimed that Chauhan was seeking an appointment with Chief Minister Kamal Nath to convince him to give Kareena a party ticket.