Zee Media Bureau/Tarun Khanna
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal, who stirred a controversy by threatening to get the Opposition party`s women raped, is a known face of Tollywood (Bengal film industry).
The second time Lok Sabha MP from Krishnanagar, Pal has several movies, including Madhuri Dixit`s debut film `Abodh`, to his credit.
He also won a Filmfare Award for his role in `Saheb` and acted in many other movies such as `Bhalobasha Bhalobasha` and `Guru Dakshina`.
Another TMC LS MP from Bankura, Moon Moon Sen, has also shared screen space with Pal in the movie `Baidurya Rahosya`.
55-year old Pal became MP for the first time in 2009, wherein he had defeated CPI(M)`s Jyotirmoyee Sikdar, a former Asiad gold medallist sprinter, by 77,386 votes with veteran BJP leader Satyabrata Mookherjee coming third.
Later, he was also accused of being absent from his constituency and not fulfilling his election promises.
Pal had earlier been in the eye of storm when in a rally at Tehatta, he had asked party activists to beat up CPI(M) workers with shoes.