After building a successful Bollywood career, star-studded Mithun Chakraborty and his association with Bengal politics take off when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress (TMC) came to power in 2011. In 2014, the party decided to send him to the Rajya Sabha but the Saradha scam apparently tarnished his image as he was the brand ambassador of the group that ran a ponzi scam in Bengal.
However, now Mithun, breaking all the speculations today, officially announced his comeback in the zone of politics again but with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The superstar joined the saffron party at the PM's rally at Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata while addressing a sea of supporters. The National Award-winning actor said that the BJP has given him a platform to fulfil his aspiration.
The actor-politician also borrowed a dialogue from one of his films, saying that he is "a cobra who can kill people in one bite."
"Ami joldhorao noi, bele borao noi... ami ekta cobra, ek chobol-ei chobi (Don't mistake me for a harmless snake, I am a cobra, can kill people in one bite)," he said amid a rousing cheer from supporters.
Mithun's joining can also be an extension of his long tryst with politics which apparently started with his links with the Naxalite movement in the poll-bound West Bengal.