Actors Shashikumar and Bhavana have both said that they want to contest the upcoming Assembly election from Chitradurga. While Bhavana wants to contest from Chitradurga town as her mother hails from there, Shashikumar has sought tickets from either Molakalmur or Challakere. Both these are reserved seats. Shashikumar is not new to politics. He is an ex MP from Chitradurga. This time he wants to contest for the MLA seat.
Both these actors want tickets from the Congress party. Shashikumar has said that he has already spoken to chief minister Siddaramaiah about this. Bhavana who is active in politics for years now was also the chairperson of Bal Bhavan. More Sandalwood actors and personalities are planning to try their luck in the Assembly elections in April.