The presence of cricketer Sreesanth and actor Sudeep at an Iftaar meet by BJP's minorities' wing on Tuesday at Palace Grounds raised many eyebrows.
It also gave rise to the speculations that the stars are keen to join BJP as their careers are at the fag end. "No way, I will continue to play cricket," said Sreesanth when sought to know his interest in politics.
Sudeep had earlier bid to contest to contest from Jagalur constituency on a BJP ticket. But his recent success in films may just delay his plans, sources said.
Chief minister Jagadish Shettar and deputy chief minister R Ashoka along with a host of ministers attended the party. "There is misconception that BJP is anti-Muslim.
But it's not true. The ruling party has done enough for their welfare in the last four years," Shettar said overwhelmed by the felicitation he received from the minority leaders.
About 500 people attended the gala feast that began exactly at 6.10pm but Shettar arrived late on the scene and left early.
Around 12 items were served and the menu included mutton biryani, fried brinjal, kebab and chicken curry. Dates were served to break the fast.