Chennai: Actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar, who joined the BJP last month, escaped unhurt after she met with an accident in Tamil Nadu this morning.

"Met with an accident near Melmarvathur... a tanker rammed into us. With your blessings and God's grace I am safe," she tweeted, sharing two photos of her badly damaged car.

“Request the press to understand that a container rammed into me and not the other way. My car was on the move in the right lane and this container came from nowhere and rammed into me. Police are investigating n questioning the driver to rule out any foul play,” she further added.

Khushbu and her niece Raja Priya both escaped unhurt while they were on their way to BJP’s ‘Vel Yatra’.

The mishap occurred after a tanker rammed into her car near Melmaruvathur in Tamil Nadu and the police are investigating if there was any foul play, or the driver (of the container) was under any influence. The BJP leader is continuing her journey to Cuddalore.

"Vetri Vel Yatra", planned from November 6 to December 6, was conceptualised in honour of Lord Muruga known for his "Vel" or spear.

The Tamil Nadu BJP is holding the yatra despite the state government banning it. The BJP said its rally - an annual exercise - was against what it called the anti-Hindu agenda of some parties.

Khushbu Sundar, 50, changed camp from the Congress and joined the BJP just months before the Tamil Nadu polls.