According to sources, the saffron party is planning to field Preity Zinta against Congress MP Priya Dutt, sister of jailed actor Sanjay Dutt. Priya Dutt currently represents North-Central Mumbai in the Lower House of Parliament.

However, Preity has so far not given any official statement on the reports of BJP trying to persuade her for contesting the Lok Sabha polls.

Earlier, there were also reports that the actress, who is also a distant relative of BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy, had turned down the offer.

Bollywood fraternities always attracted towards Indian politics to fulfill their political ambitions and Preity could be the latest possible entrant in this series.

Preity had last year expressed her desire to join politics and indicated that she might join Arivnd Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

(JPN/Bureau)

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