Actress Khushboo surprised many friends within and outside the film industry last year when she aligned herself with the DMK, the erstwhile ruling party. Khushboo’s reality show was quite popular and was on air in Jaya TV for the past many years; as such, it was assumed that she was close to the AIADMK supremo Jayalalitha and that she would join AIADMK as and when she decided to enter politics.
As it turned out, she aligned herself with the DMK and campaigned hard for the party for the Assembly elections held in April but couldn’t prevent the rout of DMK and its allies. Though Khushboo hasn’t been assigned any specific capacity in DMK, she is given ‘royal’ treatment at all the DMK’s events and functions in which she takes part.
When the rest of the party cadres and leaders were stunned into silence after the defeat, she also boldly commented after the election results that the people of Tamil Nadu ‘would live to regret the fact that they voted Amma to power’. She is now actively taking part in various agitations and protests planned by DMK.
This morning, the party held widespread demonstrations all over the State to protest against the ‘vindictive attitude’ of Amma’s regime. Khushboo took part in the demonstration held in North Chennai which was presided over by M.K. Stalin, former deputy chief minister. The volunteers raised slogans against the chief minister and the ruling party.
Khushboo then was arrested along with Stalin and many other leaders and volunteers of the DMK.