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A fan once wrote a poem praising her plump beauty, and became a minor celebrity himself. Khushboo, a Muslim actress from Mumbai who drifted south via Kannada films, speaks Tamil flawlessly, and is now married to director Sundar. The Tamils built her a temple in Tiruchirapally, but razed it when she urged educated men, on a TV show, not to expect virgin brides. The 41-year-old was saying good things about the Congress, but just before this elections, jumped on to the DMK bandwagon. She is campaigning for Karunanidhi and sons and drawing huge crowds, but fans may be coming just for a glimpse of her.

Tamil Nadu movie stars in politics

Meet the leading Tamil actors who are also active in politics