Kareena Kapoor Khan denies joining politics

Kareena Kapoor Khan quashed reports claiming that she will be contesting for Lok Sabha elections for Congress from Bhopal, adding her focus is only on films

Press Trust of India January 21, 2019 19:21:41 IST
Kareena Kapoor Khan denies joining politics
  • Kareena Kapoor Khan

  • Bhopal

  • Lok Sabha elections

Mumbai: Kareena Kapoor Khan on Monday quashed the reports claiming that she will be contesting for Lok Sabha elections for Congress from Bhopal.

The 38-year-old actor said making movies are and will always be her priority and she has no plans to join politics.
"There is no truth to these reports. I have not been approached for this whatsoever. My focus is and only will be movies," Kareena said in a statement.

According to the reports, in a letter written to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, corporator Yogendra Singh Chauhan claimed the actor would be the most suitable candidate to defeat the BJP from the Bhopal seat in Madhya Pradesh. The seat has been held by the BJP since long.

The reports also claimed that Chauhan was seeking an appointment with Chief Minister Kamal Nath to convince him to give Kareena a party ticket for the upcoming 2019 general elections.

Kareena is the wife of actor Saif Ali Khan, who is the son of former Indian cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, scion of the erstwhile Bhopal state.

Pataudi had also contested elections from Bhopal in 1991 but had lost.

Taking a swipe at Chauhan, Madhya Pradesh BJP spokesman Rajnish Agrawal dubbed the corporator's move as "entertaining"."We are too strong in the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat as our MPs have worked for its all-round development," he said.

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