Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar’s possible entry into politics as a Congress candidate in Mumbai, sources said on Monday.
When leading news agency asked Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam, state Congress spokespersons and Ms Matondkar’s family members declined to comment. However, political sources reveal that her name is at “an advanced stage of consideration by the party leadership” and that the final decision could be announced shortly.
Urmila is widely considered in the reckoning for a Congress nomination from Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency.
Mumbai’s six Lok Sabha constituencies will vote on April 29 along with 17 others in the state’s fourth phase of polling.
If nominated, Ms Matondkar’s formidable rival would be Bharatiya Janata Party incumbent MP Gopal Shetty in the constituency that was once regarded a BJP bastion.