A switch from the film industry to politics, has been a big one. This shift has been undertaken by Ollywood celebrities in large numbers this year for coming elections.
Prashant Nanda and Siddhanta Mahapatra are two star politicians who have succeeded in politics till now.
Now three main political parties of Odisha (BJD, BJP and Congress) have some Odia film actors each.
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has Anubhav Mohanty, Siddhanta Mahapatra, Munna Khan, Prashant Nanda, Mihir Das, Papu Pam Pam, Arindam, Satyaki Mishra and others.
Congress has Bijay Mohanty and Aparajita Mohanty, who will contest for Lok Sabha.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has Sritam Das, Pinky Pradhan and Pintu Nanda.
Watch OTV Janamancha video on topic ‘Ollywood celebrities in Odisha politics’ and the participants are recently celeb-turned-politicians : Bijay Mohanty, Mihir Das and Pinky Pradhan.