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AICC Spokesperson Khushboo Sundar addresses media at airport, in Chennai.

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Actor-turned-politician and Congress leader Khushboo Sundar takes part in an election campaign for the party president Rahul Gandhi, ahead of Lok Sabha polls, in Wayanad

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Actress and Congress national spokesperson Khushbu along with party candidate from Chevella Konda Vishweshwar Reddy and others addresses the media at Gandhi Bhavan in Hyderabad

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Actor-turned politician and Congress national spokesperson Kushboo pays her last respects to DMK chief M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall, in Chennai.

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Actor-turned politician and Congress national spokesperson Kushboo expresses her condolence to DMK leaders M.K Stalin (R) on the demise of his father and DMK chief M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall, in Chennai.

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Actress and newly appointed AICC National Spokesperson Khushboo during a press conference, at TNCC in Chennai.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President EVKS Elangovan with Actor Kushboo who joined the party in New Delhi.

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File Photo: Actor-politician Khushboo joins the Congress months after she quit the DMK. Forty-four-year-old Khushboo joined the party in presence of Congress President Sonia Gandhi whom she met at her 10 Janpath residence.

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Actress and DMK leader Kushboo at an election campaign rally for Chennai North Lok Sabha constituency candidate Dayanidhi Maran at Mint Street in Chennai.

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The Lightning Rod How often does one dress up to be dressed down? Khushboo’s message to a hyper-sensitive Hyderabad lost itself in the storm it courted. Still, you’d think just draping oneself in Hindu pantheon iconography wouldn’t merit such fury.

Khushboo was in Hyderabad recently to attend a film function wore a sari bearing the images of Lord Rama, Krishna, Hanuman and Narasimha Swamy. This apparently triggered angst in some quarters. The Hindu Makkal Katchi has demanded that the actress apologise immediately for hurting Hindu sentiments.

Khushboo was in Hyderabad recently to attend a film function wore a sari bearing the images of Lord Rama, Krishna, Hanuman and Narasimha Swamy. This apparently triggered angst in some quarters. The Hindu Makkal Katchi has demanded that the actress apologise immediately for hurting Hindu sentiments.

Khushboo was in Hyderabad recently to attend a film function wore a sari bearing the images of Lord Rama, Krishna, Hanuman and Narasimha Swamy. This apparently triggered angst in some quarters. The Hindu Makkal Katchi has demanded that the actress apologise immediately for hurting Hindu sentiments.

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DMK leaders M K Stalin and Khushboo being arrested during a protest demonstration against the "foisting" of land grabbing cases on partymen by the ruling AIADMK, in Chennai.

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Khushboo, Actress and politician
If I had continued living in Mumbai, my lack of success in Bollywood would have driven my mother to get me quickly married to a Muslim boy and maybe I’d be a grandmother now! I don’t even want to think about it. On the bright side, maybe I wouldn’t have dropped out of school (after ninth standard) but then life has been a great school.

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Tamil film actress Kushboo with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK President M Karunanidhi while formally joining the party in Chennai on Friday. Deputy Chief Minster M K Stalin (L) is also seen.

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Tamil film actress Khushboo presenting a shawl to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK President M Karunanidhi after joining the party in Chennai.

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