Actress Kushboo joins Congress party
Actor-politician Khushboo from Tamil Nadu today joined the Congress months after she quit the DMK
New Delhi: Lying low for nearly six months after quitting the DMK, actress Kushboo Sundar joined the Congress today.
Forty-four-year-old Khushboo joined the party in presence of Congress President Sonia Gandhi whom she met at her 10 Janpath residence.
She had quit M Karunanidhi's party in June saying her "hard work for the DMK had been a one-way path".
She had joined DMK in 2010, when it was in power in Tamil Nadu.
Kushboo had quit the DMK saying she was slighted by the party leadership.
Kushboo's house had come under attack last year after she made certain comments about leadership succession in the DMK, which attracted the wrath of supporters of party Treasurer M K Stalin.
Considered one of the finest actors in south Indian cinema, Khushboo has worked in over 100 films and shared
screen space with superstars like Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan, Mammootty and Mohanlal.
In 2010, the Supreme Court had cleared Khushboo of 22 cases filed against her for her remarks on pre-martial sex in an interview to a magazine in 2005.
Her joining the Congress is seen as a small boost for the party which has been reduced to a marginal player in Tamil
It did not win a single seat in the Lok Sabha election in May. The party had also recently suffered another blow when its senior leader and former Union minister G K Vasan deserted it with his followers and started his own outfit.