Rival Indian political parties end up using the same actor in their election campaign ads
Rival political parties in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu ended up using the same actress for their election campaign TV ads.
The 67-year-old GT Kasturi appeared in the ads of arch-rivals DMK and AIADMK. As the videos went viral, both the parties and Kasturi have put the blame for the mix-up on the casting agent.
Kasturi, a well-known film actress said she wasn’t told that she was starring in both parties’ election videos.
In the ad for the state’s ruling party AIADMK, Kasturi praises the chief minister J Jayalalithaa for providing free meals to the poor in local temples. However, in the second ad, she criticises the government for failing to understand people’s troubles. Read more…