Khushboo likely to join DMK

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Chennai, May 14 (ANI): Popular south Indian actress Khushboo is all set to enter into politics by joining Tamil Nadu's ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazagam (DMK).

Khushboo who was given the all clear by the Supreme Court on her controversial statement on pre-marital sex, is expected to meet DMK president and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Friday evening.

After meeting Karunanidhi, Khushboo is likely to make her announcement.

Khushboo reportedly held two rounds of discussions with some DMK leaders and would have another round in a couple of days.

The DMK is likely to consider her name for the State Legislative Council.

After the apex court verdict, she had hinted her intention to test her luck in politics.

"I am silently involved in lot of social work including in the areas of HIV/AIDS, transgenders and cancer. But being in politics gives a larger platform and to work better," Khushboo had said.

Khushboo's entry into the DMK is likely to be a shot in the arm for the party ahead of the Assembly polls.

Tamil Nadu likely to go polls sometime in mid-2011.

Khushboo, who has acted in all four South Indian languages, enjoys a large fan following in the state.

Her fans had even built a temple for her in Permabalur District at the height of her career a few years ago. (ANI)

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