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…

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Rival Indian political parties end up using the same actor in their election campaign ads