Cinema celebs contesting in elections is not a new thing and even this time there are several people who did that. While the likes of Pawan Kalyan lost the election, Nandamuri Balakrishna has won in Andhra Pradesh.
If we look at popular heroines of the country, there are five notable names, none other than Hema Malini, Jayaprada, Sumalatha, Urmila and Roja.
Contesting on BJP ticket for the second time, Hema Malini kept her MP seat as she won from Mathura. Then we have Jayaprada aka Jayaprada Nahata who has contested on BJP ticket against her former mentor Samajwadi Party's Azam Khan and lost the election.
As an independent candidate in Mandya Loksabha segment in Karnataka, former heroine Sumalatha won big time. Her husband Ambareesh death led to the massive sympathy wave blowing towards her side.
And the next generation heroine Urmila Matondkar has lost big time as she contested from Mumbai North as MP on Congress ticket. In the BJP (read NDA) wave that happened in Maharashtra, it's not that easy for the Rangeela girl.
In Andhra Pradesh we have Roja winning Nagari quite comfortably and going to assembly yet again on YSR Congress ticket, and this time she steps in as a member of a party in power. Also, she's likely to get a ministry as well.