Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is considering having Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit-Nene on-board it’s political campaign for the Pune Lok Sabha constituency in the upcoming 2019 general elections, according to a report.
Earlier this year, BJP chief Amit Shah had met Madhuri at her residence in Mumbai during his party’s Sampark for Samarthan (contact for support) programme, and apprised her on the successes of the Narendra Modi government, according to The Times of India.
A senior BJP leader on Thursday told the Press Trust of India that the celebrity’s name has been selected for the Pune Lok Sabha seat.
“The party is seriously considering giving candidature to Madhuri Dixit in the 2019 general elections. We think the Pune Lok Sabha constituency will be better for her,” he added.
“The party is in the process of finalising the list of probables for several Lok Sabha seats, and Dixit’s name has been shortlisted,” the BJP leader said.
He went on the add, “Such tactics were implemented by Narendra Modi in Gujarat when he became the chief minister for the first time. He changed all the candidates in local bodies election and the party reaped benefits of that decision.”
The 51-year-old Maduri has starred in many Bollywood hits, such as “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!”, “Dil To Pagal Hai”, “Saajan” and “Devdas”.
This article originally appeared in The Times of India