NEW DELHI: Popular Haryanvi singer-dancer Sapna Choudhary has refuted all reports of joining Congress.
“I have not joined Congress,” said the 28-year-old performer on Sunday, “I am not going to campaign for any political party. My old photos were circulated. Even my Twitter account is fake,” she added.
Commenting on her image with Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra which went viral on Saturday, Sapna Choudhary said, “The photograph with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is old.”
Reports of Choudhary joining Congress emerged on Sunday evening. Reports added she was formally inducted into the party at Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar’s residence and that she’s likely to contest from UP’s Mathura Lok Sabha constituency against BJP MP and veteran actor Hema Malini.
Rumours around the popular performer’s political debut with Congress has been doing the rounds since 2018. In June 2018, BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Chopra took potshots at Congress over rumours of her joining the party and called her a ‘thumke lagane wali‘. To this, Choudhary responded, “Ashwini Chopra must be watching my dances, that is why he passed that remark. I would like to thank him.”
Choudhary has been seen visiting Congress Delhi unit on previous occasions, which further fuelled the rumours.
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“The Congress has placed some offers before me. If I like it, I will think about it, but as of now, I have not taken any decision… I went to the Congress office as they called me, if the BJP too calls me I will go and meet them,” she had said earlier.
Choudhary shot into limelight with her stage dance on popular Haryanvi song ‘Teri Aakhya Ka Yo Kajal‘. She later participated in the reality TV show Bigg Boss 11 and made her Bollywood debut with the item number ‘Hatt Ja Tau‘ in Veerey Ki Wedding movie. She’s also featured in ‘Tere Thumke Sapna Choudhary’ from Abhay Deol-starrer Nanu Ki Janu and a song titled ‘Love Bite’. In Bhojpuri cinema, she was seen performing in a song titled ‘Mere Samne Aake’ in Ravi Kishan-starrer Bairi Kangana 2.