Yes, you heard it right that one of our favourite actresses, Madhuri Dixit Nene might step into politics in the coming year. It has been reported, Madhuri has been shortlisted by BJP to contest from Pune in 2019.
Madhuri Dixit made her Marathi movie debut with Bucket List, this year!
The Bharatiya Janata Party is seriously contemplating upon bringin-in Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit Nene from the Pune Lok Sabha general elections of 2019, as reported by a source from the same political party.This year in June, BJP chief Amit Shah had a special meeting organised with the famous female actor at her residence in Mumbai during his party's 'Sampark for Samarthan,' also known as Contract for Support programme; where he also briefed her about all the achivements of the Narendra Modi government.
Another senior BJP leader recently reported in an interview with a leading daily that Madhuri's name has been shortlisted for the Lok Sabha seat from the Pune city. "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. The party is in the process of finalising the list of probables for several Lok Sabha seats and Dixit's name has been shortlisted for the Pune Lok Sabha constituency...she is being seriously considered for it," he said.
The 51-year-old actress has appeared in numerous blockbuster films such as Hum Aapke Hain Kaun..!, Dil to Pagal Hai, Saajan and Devdas among others. Previously during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP successfully snatched the Pune Lok Sabha seat from the Congress party as Anil Shirole won by a margin of over three lakh votes.
The BJP source also shared that "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.As fresh faces were introduced, there was nothing to criticise them with. It left the opposition shocked and the BJP won maximum seats and retained power," he added.
Also in 2019, actress Madhuri Dixit Nene will be seen in two big budget movies, Total Dhamaal and Kalank.