The photos of actor-turned Congress MLA Ambareesh holding talks with JD(S) State President and former CM HD Kumaraswamy have led to speculations of the actor joining JD(S).

Though it is said that Ambareesh is good friends with Kumaraswamy, speculations are rife that he might join JD(S).

Ambareesh had recently rejected the Congress's offer to contest from Mandya, this Assembly Elections. But after the party announced his name, he not only refused to submit but eventually told clearly that he would not contest.

This was a matter of embarrassment to the Congress as mostly loyal leaders of the party have turned rebels disappointed after not getting tickets. But Ambareesh blatantly refused to contest. In the recent interviews, Ambareesh had said that he doesn't have the energy to the campaign, giving a hint that he will not even take part as the star campaigner of the party.