There is hectic political activity in Mandya involving two Sandalwood stars. Veteran actor and politician Ambareesh is said to be reluctant to contest from Mandya Assembly constituency.
Chief minister Siddaramaiah and others are said to be trying to convince him to contest. In the meantime there are strong rumours that Ramya may contest from Mandya constituency in the absence of Ambareesh. Either way it will one of the stars from Sandalwood who will contest from Mandya. Ambareesh has recently completed acting in Ambi Ninge Vyasaayto.
He was a minister for housing in the outgoing Assembly for two years before the post was taken away from him. There has been doubts about his contesting from Mandya for the past few months. The suspense has continued even after his name has been announced as a party candidate.