Bollywood's item girl Rakhi Sawant, known for making headlines with bold statements, seems to have taken a fancy for politicians. After confessing she has a soft corner for Rahul Gandhi, she is now praising Raj Thackeray.
'I respect Raj-ji a lot. He is a very good man and his team is equally good. He is doing a great job... He is helping the poor. I always say that Raj-ji is like a brother to me,' the 33-year-old controversy queen said while attending a screening of 'Don 2' along with cancer patients.
'Kehte hain na ki jab seedhi ungli se ghee nahin nikalta hai, toh ungli tedhi karni padti hai, aur koun nahin hai...And I don't find anything wrong in his conduct,' she added of Maharashtra Navnirman Samiti leader.
Asked if she will tie a rakhi to Raj, she replied: 'If bhai (Raj) asks me to come, I will surely go. What is wrong in that? I always send him a rakhi.'
But the actress has no plans to join politics.
'Not at all, I don't understand politics. I am an artist, a normal artist, a normal human being and I don't know anything about politics. I don't think I should ever join that profession. We are artists and our work is to make people laugh. I have to do a lot of work,' said Rakhi, who had a dull 2011 except for TV show 'Ghazab Desh Ki Ajab Kahaaniyan'.
Rakhi was last seen in item numbers in films 'Rakhtbeej' and 'Loot'.