Udupi: In Bollywood, Kollywood and Tollywood, politics and the tinsel world have always had close links.
Some politicians have tried their hand at acting in movies. In reverse process, many stars, after attaining popularity, have taken to politics.Thus a good number of them have become successful politicians.
Usually, film stars are being drafted in election campaigns and used as crowd-pullers. The BJP has gone a step ahead and issued a party ticket to a Coastalwood star to fight the taluk panchayat election.
Pavitra Ritesh Shetty has played important roles in serials Yashode, Sajjige Bajil, Kanrnika Babbu and others, while also having acted in a few movies.