Actress Roopa Ganguly on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Ganguly gained cult popularity for playing Draupadi in the television series "Mahabharat".
She attended a function at Howrah's Sarat Sadan where Finance Minister Arun Jaitley handed over the party flag to Ganguly, formally inducting her into the BJP fold.
Ganguly is recognized for her roles in films like "Padma Nadir Majhi" by Gautam Ghose, "Yugant" by Aparna Sen and "Antarmahala" by Rituparno Ghosh.
Ganguly won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the film "Abosheshey" (Bengali). Famed Bollywood singer Kumar Sanu recently joined the BJP.