Actor and politician Kushboo Sundar met with a road accident early on Wednesday at Melmaruvathur near the outskirts of Chennai. She did not sustain any injuries. Kushboo was travelling from Chennai to Cuddalore to participate in the BJP’s Vetrivel Yatra when a lorry hit her car. The actor who recently joined BJP tweeted pictures of her car and the accident. She also tweeted that she would still be joining the Yatra and that the police were investigating the case.
The Tamil Nadu BJP is holding the yatra despite the state government denying permission for the yatra in view of the Covid-19 situation as well as possible communal tension.
The month-long rally, visiting six abodes of Lord Muruga and modelled on the rath yatra, was scheduled to begin November 6 from Tiruttani temple, in north of Tamil Nadu, and culminate at Tiruchendur temple, in the southern part of the state.
Kushboo who was the Congress national spokesperson resigned from the primary party in October, protesting against what she called some leaders ‘dictating terms’ and ‘suppressing’ her. The actor was with DMK before joining Congress in 2014.
Kushboo, who started her acting career as a child artiste in the Hindi film The Burning Train, has acted in over 200 movies. She has received three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and one Kerala State Film Award- Special Mention.