Actress Shatabdi Roy will contest the Lok Sabha elections on a Trinamool Congress ticket, the party on Monday said.
"Shatabdi Roy is closely attached to us and I would like her to contest the Lok Sabha election as our candidate. I wish her success," Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, who has reached an agreement with the Congress on an alliance for the polls, told reporters here.
Mamta said she has always wanted the intelligentsia to contest elections on behalf of her party and she was happy that Shatabdi responded to the suggestion.
Mamta said she would later announce the constituency from where the popular actress would contest.
Shatabdi, who had addressed some Trinamool Congress meetings in the past, earlier visited Mamta at her Kalighat residence.