Bollywood star and BJP leader Vinod Khanna on Tuesday threw a little poll shock when he declared here that Shilpa “after having excelled at TV show Big Brother is likely to join BJP”.

Adding a dash of drama to the announcement, Khanna said the BJP was the “big brother” back home here. Insisting that he was not joking, the actor-politician said he was declaring Shilpa’s intent on joining BJP “in all seriousness”.

Inspired by her triumph in the show which triggered an agonised debate on racism in modern day UK and had politicians, bureaucrats and academicians of both countries launch long diatribes on the dynamics of discrimination Khanna said if he had a chance he would not hesitate to take part in Big Brother .