BJP appoints actress Poonam Dhillon as BJP Mumbai Vice-President

Veteran actress Poonam Dhillon has been associated with Bharatiya Janata Party since 2004

BJP appoints actress Poonam Dhillon as BJP Mumbai Vice-President

In 2004, veteran actress Poonam Dhillon joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and now on, she will be working as Mumbai’s BJP Vice-President. Taking charge, Dhillon commented that she wants to be a hardcore worker rather than a decorative piece referring to other actors in politics.

I joined the party in 2004. However, because of various commitments or responsibilities, I was supportive, but I was not ready to take on a very active role. It wasn't the right time as both my children were small... Now they are grown up and independent. I feel very strongly that the country needs dedicated people who have a passion... rather than those who are in politics only for a career. I want to do my bit for my city and my country. That's why I volunteered; now I can do anything that is required as I have the time," Poonam said.

The actress, who is in her mid-50s began her film career with Yash Raj Films' "Trishul" 40 years ago and went on to feature in over 80 movies, including titles like "Noorie", "Jai Shiv Shankar" and "Sohni Mahiwal". She most recently featured in a television show, but she is no longer associated with it.

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