Tamil-Malayalam actress Sheela joined the Congress party on Saturday, following a meeting with Defence Minister A K Antony at his residence in Delhi. "This is not a decision that I made all of a sudden. I had always wanted to serve the society and do something for the people. For this, I thought I needed a strong backing, without which probably my efforts would go in vain. So I decided to join the Congress. I don't need politics for fame and money. People already know me as actress Sheela," she was quoted saying.

More on her roles and responsibilities will be revealed soon.