“I am here because I believe in the ideology of Congress and what the party stands for. I have not joined the party for the sake of elections,” Urmila told reporters.
“I know when film stars enter politics, they are expected to pull in voters because of their glamour. I would request you to keep such thoughts away when it comes to me,” she said to reporters.
It is being speculated that the actress can be fielded from Mumbai against BJP leader Gopal Shetty, who is believed to be a strong candidate of the ruling party.
Milind Deora, addressing his first press conference in Delhi after being named Mumbai Congress chief, said, “I have known Urmila Ji for years. She is not just one of India’s finest artistes, but someone who is extremely opinionated on issues affecting our society and someone taking the political step for the long run to serve the country through the Congress party.”
Urmila Matondar started her career in Bollywood as a child artiste. She came to prominence with her role in Shekhar Kapoor’s 1983 movie ‘Masoom’. Urmila won the Filmfare best actress award in 1995 for Ram Gopal Verma’s ‘Rangeela’.
Urmila has given Bollywood many hits like Narasimha, Chamatkar, Judaai, Daud, Satya, Kaun, Bhoot, and many more.