It's official: Sandalwood actress Pooja Gandhi and Rakshita will contest from Raichur and Chamarajangar constituency respectively, on BSR congress ticket in the upcoming Assembly Elections, which will be held on May 5 in the state. Both the actresses will be contesting in the elections for the first time.
Pooja Gandhi who shot to fame with a blockbuster movie Mungaru Male, has already changed two political parties JD(S) and KJP and will now be contesting from the newly found party by former minister B Sriramulu. The party decision to field Pooja from Chamarajanagar has evoked protests from party members.
Rakshita, who made her Sandalwood debut in the movie Appu with Puneeth Rajkumar has acted in several films like Suntaragaali, before she became active in politics. However, it's going to be a different ball game for both these actresses in this summer.
The other film actors who are contesting elections are Umashree, Ambareesh, Madan and Mayur Patel.