Jaya TV turns heat on Khushboo; drops her programme

South Indian actress Khushboo`s nine-year-long popular reality game show has been dropped by Jaya TV.

Chennai: Days after she joined the ruling DMK, south Indian actress Khushboo`s nine-year-long popular reality game show has been dropped by pro-AIADMK `Jaya TV`.

Jaya TV, run by relatives of Sasikala, a close associate of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, has stopped telecasting the largely viewed show `Jackpot` anchored by Khushboo.

Jaya TV sources said the hour-long programme was stopped as the channel`s policy was not to have any link with people, who had connections with DMK.

They pointed out that the channel refrained from the
telecast of films for which Chief Minister and DMK patriarch M
Karunanidhi had penned the script.

Khushboo, when contacted, said it was not a surprise for
her as she was expecting it since joining the DMK on Friday.

Asked whether she would anchor a similar programme on
the SUN TV or the Kalaignar TV, run by those close to the DMK
leadership, she said she had not yet thought about it.

The 39-year-old actress, however, said it was wrong to
mix business with politics.

`Jackpot`, telecast at the prime time on Sunday nights
enjoys good TRP ratings.

Khushboo, who won a four-year long legal battle when the
Supreme Court recently quashed 22 cases filed against her in
different courts over her controversial remarks on pre-marital
sex, had enrolled herself as a primary member of DMK in the
presence of Karunanidhi on Friday.

PTI

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