Actor and comedian Karunas is set to contest the upcoming assembly elections on an AIADMK ticket from Thiruvadanai constituency, Ramanathapuram district. The party released its full list of 227 candidates on Tuesday.
On Sunday, it was reported that Karunas had shown intent to join forces with the party after a meeting with top AIADMK ministers on Saturday.
On Sunday, after meeting TN CM Jayalalithaa, he pledged his support for the party on behalf of the Mukkulathor Pullippadai group and sealed the deal.
Initial reports suggested that the party has not assured the actor a seat in the 2016 elections, and advised the actor to work hard.
Karunas hails from the Mukkulathor community, which is already an AIADMK stronghold, but his campaign could further add an edge to the party in the Madurai belt.
Karunas is known to have nursed political ambitions, giving fiery speeches at rallies over the years.