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Stars who campaigned for UDF face `red wrath`

Last Updated: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 14:43

Thiruvananthapuram: Malayalam movie actors who campaigned for the Congress-led opposition have had their posters torn or blackened in Kerala`s Kollam district, allegedly by Marxist cadres.

Those who faced the `red wrath` included superstar Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Dileep and Kavya Madhavan.

They had campaigned for filmstar-turned-politician KB Ganesh Kumar of the Kerala Congress (B), a member of the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF).

Ganesh is seeking a hat-trick win at Pathanapuram in Kollam district. He is pitted against Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Kollam district secretary K Rajagopal.

Reports from the area say that posters of latest releases like "China Town" and "Christian Bothers" involving the actors were found torn Monday.

CPI-M MP KN Balagopal denied his party was to blame. "We condemn it. Maybe what happened (was) a spontaneous reaction," he said.

Comedian and character actor Jagdeesh, who also campaigned for the UDF, reacted differently. "Any publicity is good for a new film!"

Kavya Madhavan, who has returned to the industry after a break, was reportedly booed by youth wing activists of the CPI-M at Karunagapally in Kollam district.


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First Published: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 14:43
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