Actor Rahul Roy of the 1990 blockbuster ‘Aashiqui’ on Saturday joined BJP. Union Minister Vijay Goel was present on the occasion at a media briefing at the party headquarters.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Roy heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he is impressed by work of the prime minister.
Roy started his Bollywood career with 1990 blockbuster movie Aashiqui, a Mahesh Bhatt production. The movie broke several box-office records at the time.
Despite the blockbuster beginning, his Bollywood career didn’t take off as expected. In 2006, he made a appeared on Bigg Boss, winning the first season.
BJP has quite a few actor-turned-politicians in it’s party ranks.
Union Minister Smriti Irani was a popular television actress, before joining BJP.
Other popular faces in the party include versatile actor Kirron Kher, Bhojpuri actors Manoj Tiwari and Ravi Kishan.