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Khushboo All Set To Join DMK

Popular south Indian actor Khushboo is all set to join the ruling DMK. She would soon be calling on DMK patriarch and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karnanidhi to enroll herself as a primary member
PTI May 14, 2010 12:46 IST
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Popular south Indian actor Khushboo is all set to join the ruling DMK.

She would soon be calling on DMK patriarch and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karnanidhi to enroll herself as a primary member of the party, sources close to her said on Friday.

The actor has already held two rounds of discussions with DMK leaders and would have another round in a couple of days, they told PTI.

Khushboo had indicated her desire to take the plunge into politics soon after the Supreme Court recently quashed a slew of cases filed against her for her controversial remarks on pre-marital sex made in an interview in 2005.

"I am silently involved in lot of social work including in the areas of HIV/AIDS, transgenders and cancer. But being in politics gives a larger platform and to work better," she had said.

She had even said she would prefer Congress, a national party, to other parties.

Khushboo's entry into DMK is likely to be a shot in the arm for the party ahead of the next year assembly polls as she has a large fan following in the state. Her fans had even built a temple for the actor in Permabalur District at the height of her career a few years ago.

Published reports also claim that Khushboo would be made a member of the state legislative council. PTI