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India election

Indian election pulls in Bollywood stars

BJP and Congress field dueling actors to woo supporters as vote unfolds

Urmila Matondkar, a Bollywood actress-turned-politician who recently joined India's main opposition Congress party, gestures during a campaign rally in Mumbai on April 11.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- Known for their crowd-pulling power, Bollywood celebrities are increasingly hopping on to the political bandwagon as parties seek to tap them to woo voters with their star appeal in India's month-long general election. Voting in the fourth of seven phases began on Monday.

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