Many actresses have been actively campaigning for political parties for decades. A new name has been added to that list recently.
An actress well-known for her sultry appearances in films and provocative item numbers, Isha Koppikar has formally joined the BJP (Bhartiya Janta Party) in the presence of union transport minister Nitin Gadkari.
Isha made her debut in Tamil film Kaadhal Kavithai in 1998. She has been known for her role in Hindi films like Kya Kool Hai Hum, LOC Kargil, Fiza and Krishna Cottage. She has also performed famous item song ‘Khallas’. She has appeared in Hindi, Tamil, Telegu, Marathi and Kannada films.
Bengali actress Moushmi Chatterjee joined the BJP earlier this month. Amisha Patel, Nagma, Hema Malini, Yukta Mookhey and Smriti Irani are a few examples of actresses who have either campaigned for political parties or have been active in politics.
Most of the political parties use actresses during election campaigns, since their presence charm the audience and the atmosphere thus generated is electrifying.
Most of the election speeches made by celebrities attract huge crowd and attention of people. Since politics in India is closely linked to sports and Bollywood, more sportsmen and actors are likely to join politics soon.