Kolkata: Bengali actress Roopa Ganguly, famous as 'Draupadi' of B R Chopra's epic TV series 'Mahabharat', today joined the BJP. At a function in Howrah district, the 48-year-old actress-singer was formally inducted into the party fold in the presence of senior BJP leader and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Veteran actress Rupa Ganguly (R) and footballer Kalyan Choubey (C) join BJP in presence of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during BJP Traders Meet at Howrah near Kolkata on Wednesday. Pic/PTI
BJP's state leadership has been trying hard to attract film and television artistes from the state. They already have singer-turned-MP Babul Supriyo and Bengali film actor George Baker among others. Besides 'Mahabharat', Ganguly is a well-known face on the television due to her roles in serials like 'Karam Apnaa Apnaa' and 'Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo'.
Having acted in films like Goutam Ghosh directed 'Padma Nadir Majhi', Aparna Sen's 'Yugant' and Rituparno Ghosh's 'Antarmahal', she had also won the National Film Award in the best playback singer category for the Bengali film 'Abosheshey' (At the End of It All).