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Lok Sabha election: Vivek Oberoi finds a place in BJP's list of star campaigners in Gujarat

Vivek Oberoi has been a vocal supporter of BJP and had campaigned for the party before Lok Sabha 2014 election as well.

Lok Sabha election: Vivek Oberoi finds a place in BJP's list of star campaigners in Gujarat

Actor Vivek Oberoi's name may have been mentioned last in a list of 40 star campaigners for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Gujarat but it was still quite prominent.

BJP released the list on Friday evening and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party chief Amit Shah, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, union ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Nitish Gadkari and Sushma Swaraj - as expected - were included in it. Joining them and a number of state BJP leaders would be Oberoi who has recently been in the news for starring in a biopic on the PM. While the release of the Bollywood movie was put off indefinitely on Thursday, the actor portraying PM Modi in the film will also be one of the faces of the party during real life political campaigning.

 

 

Interestingly, this is not the first time the actor will campaign for the party. Even before the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Vivek had campaigned for BJP. At the time, as he is now, Vivek had been a vocal supporter of Narendra Modi becoming Prime Minister of the country. Earlier this week, he had backed BJP once again while also taking potshots at Congress.

Vivek's father - Suresh Oberoi - has also been associated with BJP since 2004. The veteran actor is one of the four producers of the biopic on the PM.

Meanwhile, some of the other celebrities who will campaign for BJP in Gujarat are Mathura MP Hema Malini,  Ahmedabad East MP Paresh Rawal and union minister Smriti Irani - all three of whom have been seen in movies or TV shows before choosing a more active political role in real life.