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MUMBAI – The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is considering Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit from the Pune Lok Sabha constituency in the 2019 General Elections, reports said on Thursday.

Notably, BJP president Amit Shah had met Madhuri Dixit at her residence in Mumbai in June during his party’s ‘Sampark for Samarthan’ programme.

Having a talk with  Indian publication, a senior Maharashtra BJP leader said the party has shortlisted the 51-year-old actor’s name for the Pune Lok Sabha seat. “The party is seriously considering giving candidature to Madhuri Dixit in the 2019 General Elections. We think the Pune Lok Sabha constituency will be better for her,” he said.

In June this year, BJP chief Amit Shah had met the actor at her residence in Mumbai during his party’s ‘Sampark for Samarthan’ (Contact for Support) programme and briefed her on the achievements of the Narendra Modi government.

Saying that the BJP is in the “process of finalizing the list of probable for several Lok Sabha seats”, he added that Madhuri’s name has been “shortlisted for the Pune Lok Sabha constituency…she is being seriously considered for it.”

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP’s Anil Shirole had won from the constituency, defeating the Congress candidate by a margin of more than three lakh votes.

According to the leader, a similar experiment was also successfully carried out in Delhi local bodies polls in 2017, where all the sitting councilors were denied tickets. The BJP won the seats and retained the control, he said.

Madhuri who is known for her iconic song Dhak Dhak Karne laga had been featured in many Bollywood films, including Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Dil To Pagal Hai, Saajan and Devdas.