Saturday, August 20, 2016

Actor Shakeela says she hasn't joined DMK

A photograph of Shakeela posing with DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi went viral on WhatsApp and Facebook, leading to speculation that the actor had joined DMK ahead of the Tamil Nadu assembly election.

Confirming to TOI that she had not joined DMK, Shakeela said she visited Kanimozhi on January 5 to wish her on her birthday. "I was recently adopted by transgender activist AV Kiruba who is a friend of Kanimozhi. I went with her to meet the MP to wish her on her birthday."

The photograph which was clicked during Kanimozhi birthday surfaced online, raising speculation about Shakeela joining DMK.

The actor added that she had not joined politics and had no such plans either. "I have no interest in politics. I know nothing about it," Shakeela said.