Ponnambalam, who had played the role of antagonist in numerous films including ones starred by Rajinikanth, joined the BJP on Wednesday.
Following actors Visu, Gayahtri Raghuram and Gangai Amaren, today actor Ponnambalam has officially enrolled himself as a BJP member in front of Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan who is also the lone BJP Lok Sabha MP from Tamil Nadu.
Speaking to reporters later, Ponnambalam said the BJP is the only party which could deliver good governance and mitigate the sufferings of the people.
“No other party is really concerned about the welfare of people. Hence, I decided to join the Bharatiya Janata Party,” he said and added that he would play a key role in taking the BJP’s policies and the Central government’s initiatives to the people.
Ponnambalam has acted in over 1000 films in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hind languages.
He is noted for his performance in villain in the blockbusters of the 1990s especially the films such as Nattamai, Muthu, Indian, Arunachalam, Thulladha Manamum Thullum and Mughavaree.
He was formerly a member of AIADMK and has campaigned for the Tamil Nadu’s present ruling party in elections.