Kushboo draped in a red-green silk saree, in front of virtually the entire Karunanidhi Cabinet, signed her membership form at the party office here in the evening, in what she hopes to be a historic turning point in her public life.
Her entry into DMK is also seen by political observers as the party’s answer to charismatic AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa. Jayalalitha is an actress turned politician and is an inspiration to Kushboo. Many actresses like Nagma, Urvasi, Jamuna, Sharadha, Jayapradha, Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan, Roja and so on joined politics. Factually, only Jayalalitha lived a better life in the politics and the rest of the brigade were sidelined.
Ms.Kushboo said as she was attracted by the DMK’s ideologies and its commitment to women’s empowerment. Various welfare measures implemented by the party had made her join the party
Q: You were under fire after your statements on pre-marital sex and lots of cases were filed against you and no parties supported you during that time. Your opinion on this?
Yes. It is true that no parties supported me during that tough time. But DMK was supportive and cannot tell you the mode of support.
Q: You have already been talking about the freedom of speech. Now after getting the political support you can talk more.
No. I will speak under control. I have to abide the rules of the party. I will speak with in my permissible freedom.
Q: Earlier there was a news stating that you would be joining Congress.
I grew in a atmosphere of people who were staunch congress supporters. I had an attraction with Congress Party. But “I never said I will join the Congress party”. I was attracted by the various welfare measures implemented by the Congress in Mumbai.
Q: Would you quit the jaya TV “Jackpot” programme
I will continue to act in films and conduct reality shows.