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These stars are contesting India state elections

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Published on March 19, 2021 at 10.42

Veterans like Kamal Haasan and Suresh Gopi are among a list of actors set to woo voters this poll season.

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Kamal Haasan
The Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief and actor-turned-politician has filed his nomination from Coimbatore South Constituency for the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls. Haasan vowed to “work to make Coimbatore not only the best city in Tamil Nadu but the best in India,” and also plans to be a voice against those inciting communal hatred.
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Khushboo Sundar, is a nominee from the BJP. She has been allotted to contest the polls from the Thousand Lights constituency in Tamil Nadu. The star will go up against DMK’s Dr N Ezhilan.
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Suresh Gopi
The Malayali actor-turned-politician filed his nomination to contest the elections from Thrissur as a candidate for the BJP. Gopi has already put on a roadshow towards his filing, claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself had asked him to contest the elections.
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Best known for his comedic roles in Malayalam movies, M. Mukesh (known by his mononym, Mukesh), is set to contest to retain his seat as an MLA from Kerala’s Kollam constituency for the Communist Party of India (Marxist). He was first elected to the post in 2016. Photos: Twitter/imdb
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