This Article is From Apr 24, 2014

Bachchans, Rajinikanth, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan cast their votes

Bachchans, Rajinikanth, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan cast their votes

Highlights

  • Amid the exodus of celebrities to IIFA weekend in the US, a sizeable number of stars were spotted at the ballot boxes in Mumbai and Chennai in phase six of the Lok Sabha elections.
  • The Bachchans, who do everything together, cast their votes en famille - Amitabh, Jaya, Abhishek and Aishwarya, actors all. The Bachchans and filmmaker Rakesh Roshan were among the later voters of the day.
  • Big B, Abhishek and Jaya arrive at the polling booth to cast their vote
  • Also voting at the close was Shah Rukh Khan who cleared his calendar for voting day well in advance. SRK said earlier in the day: " Most times I don't even get to choose the channel I want to watch on tv. Today I have an opportunity to choose my country's future. Awesome!."
  • SRK at the polling booth
  • Earlier, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth was the first voter at the Stella Maris College polling booth in the constituency of Central Chennai. Rajini Sir, whose next starring role is in the animated Kochadaiiyaan, met BJP's man for the top job Narendra Modi recently and described it as a 'friendly meeting.'
  • Rajinikanth votes in Chennai
  • Rajinikanth's colleague Kamal Haasan also voted in Chennai and told reporters, "We need to aim for a stable government. Price rise and corruption are the main issues."
  • Kamal Haasan after casting his vote
  • Hema Malini, BJP’s candidate from Mathura, who also voted earlier in the day, emphasised on the importance of voting said it was a very good thing.
  • Hema Malini emphasised on the importance of voting
  • In Mumbai, celebrities voting included Aamir Khan who has been actively encouraging voter turnout. On the second season of his TV show Satyamev Jayate, Aamir devoted an episode to the electoral process, asking voters to make informed choices and to keep corrupt candidates out. At the polling station, Aamir said, "Elections are an important process of democracy. I hope many people come out and vote."Aamir's wife Kiran Rao also voted.
  • Aamir casting his vote
  • Actor Ranbir Kapoor was also seen casting his vote. He said, "I have exercised my right and I want you to do the same. I hope everyone comes out of their houses and vote for their favourite candidate. I felt lot of youth is going to come out and vote this time."
  • Ranbir Kapoor after casting his vote
  • On the topic of his colleagues who are at IIFA, he played safe and said, "People have their commitments and I am no one to judge."
  • The Dirty Picture star Vidya Balan voted in Chembur, Mumbai. Vidya, who spent the last few month promoting the International Indian Film Academy or IIFA awards, has now cancelled her appearance at the just-started award show in the US to be able to vote. After voting, Vidya said, "It is my responsibility and I hope things change for this country. Tomorrow if I point a finger at someone, there should be this voting mark on my finger."
  • Vidya Balan votes in Mumbai
  • Actress Sonam Kapoor similarly chose the ballot over IIFA, though her father Anil Kapoor flew to Tampa Bay, Florida to inaugurate the opening IIFA Expo.
  • Sonam Kapoor after casting her vote
  • On Twitter, actresses Shilpa Shetty, Preity Zinta and Dia Mirza posted selfies and urged people to go out and vote.
  • Shilpa tweeted: Hey Tweeto's Every vote counts. Make yours count too be a responsible Indian.
  • Preity tweeted: It's time to stop complaining about the system & take action. Boys n girls either Vote now or forever keep Quiet !
  • This image is a combination of images posted on Twitter by @realpreityzinta and @TheShilpaShetty
  • Dia tweeted: Thank you Khar Police and thank you EC for making it such a simple n convenient experience
  • This image was posted on Twitter by @deespeak
  • Rajya Sabha member and Bollywood writer Javed Akhtar is one of the celebs facing the flak for skipping the elections and attending IIFA. His children Farhan and Zoya however made it a point to cast their votes.
  • Farhan and Zoya after casting their votes. Image courtesy: Varinder Chawla
  • Farhan Akhtar later tweeted: Go Mumbai Let's see more inked fingers this time. More than ever before.
  • Zoya's Dil Dhadkne Do cast member Ranveer Singh was also seen at a Bandra polling booth.
  • Ranveer Singh after casting his vote. Image courtesy: Varinder Chawla
  • South star Khushboo also voted in Chennai while Mumbai has seen Dharmendra and sons Sunny and Bobby Deol, Tanuja and daughter Tanishaa, Sonali Bendre and husband Goldie Behl, Neha Dhupia and Rahul Bose at polling stations.
  • Khushboo at the polling booth
  • This image was posted on Instagram by nehadhupia
  • This image was posted on Twitter by @RahulBose1
  • Actress Sonali Bendre and husband Goldie Behl after casting their votes
  • The Deols casting their votes
  • Tanuja and Tanishaa at the polling booth
New Delhi: Amid the exodus of celebrities to IIFA weekend in the US, a sizeable number of stars were spotted at the ballot boxes in Mumbai and Chennai in phase six of the Lok Sabha elections.

The Bachchans, who do everything together, cast their votes en famille - Amitabh, Jaya, Abhishek and Aishwarya, actors all. The Bachchans and filmmaker Rakesh Roshan were among the later voters of the day.


Big B, Jaya, Abhishek and Aishwarya Bachchan at the polling booth

Also voting at the close was Shah Rukh Khan who cleared his calendar for voting day well in advance. SRK said earlier in the day: " Most times I don't even get to choose the channel I want to watch on tv. Today I have an opportunity to choose my country's future. Awesome!."


SRK at the polling booth

Earlier, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth was the first voter at the Stella Maris College polling booth in the constituency of Central Chennai. Rajini Sir, whose next starring role is in the animated Kochadaiiyaan, met BJP's man for the top job Narendra Modi recently and described it as a 'friendly meeting.'


Rajinikanth votes in Chennai

Rajinikanth's colleague Kamal Haasan also voted in Chennai and told reporters, "We need to aim for a stable government. Price rise and corruption are the main issues."


Kamal Haasan after casting his vote

Hema Malini, BJP's candidate from Mathura, who also voted earlier in the day, emphasised on the importance of voting said it was a very good thing.


Hema Malini emphasised on the importance of voting

In Mumbai, celebrities voting included Aamir Khan who has been actively encouraging voter turnout. On the second season of his TV show Satyamev Jayate, Aamir devoted an episode to the electoral process, asking voters to make informed choices and to keep corrupt candidates out. At the polling station, Aamir said, "Elections are an important process of democracy. I hope many people come out and vote."Aamir's wife Kiran Rao also voted.


Aamir casting his vote

Actor Ranbir Kapoor was also seen casting his vote. He said, "I have exercised my right and I want you to do the same. I hope everyone comes out of their houses and vote for their favourite candidate. I felt lot of youth is going to come out and vote this time."


Ranbir with parents Rishi and Neetu Kapoor

On the topic of his colleagues who are at IIFA, he played safe and said, "People have their commitments and I am no one to judge."

The Dirty Picture star Vidya Balan voted in Chembur, Mumbai. Vidya, who spent the last few month promoting the International Indian Film Academy or IIFA awards, has now cancelled her appearance at the just-started award show in the US to be able to vote. After voting, Vidya said, "It is my responsibility and I hope things change for this country. Tomorrow if I point a finger at someone, there should be this voting mark on my finger."


Vidya Balan votes in Mumbai

Actress Sonam Kapoor similarly chose the ballot over IIFA, though her father Anil Kapoor flew to Tampa Bay, Florida to inaugurate the opening IIFA Expo.


Sonam Kapoor after casting her vote

On Twitter, actresses Shilpa Shetty, Preity Zinta and Dia Mirza posted selfies and urged people to go out and vote.

Shilpa tweeted: Hey Tweeto's Every vote counts. Make yours count too be a responsible Indian.

Preity tweeted: It's time to stop complaining about the system & take action. Boys n girls either Vote now or forever keep Quiet !




This image is a combination of images posted on Twitter by @realpreityzinta and @TheShilpaShetty

Dia tweeted: Thank you Khar Police and thank you EC for making it such a simple n convenient experience


This image was posted on Twitter by @deespeak

Rajya Sabha member and Bollywood writer Javed Akhtar is one of the celebs facing the flak for skipping the elections and attending IIFA. His children Farhan and Zoya however made it a point to cast their votes.




Farhan and Zoya after casting their votes. Image courtesy: Varinder Chawla

Farhan Akhtar later tweeted: Go Mumbai Let's see more inked fingers this time. More than ever before.

Zoya's Dil Dhadkne Do cast member Ranveer Singh was also seen at a Bandra polling booth.




Ranveer Singh after casting his vote. Image courtesy: Varinder Chawla

South star Khushboo also voted in Chennai while Mumbai has seen Dharmendra and sons Sunny and Bobby Deol, Tanuja and daughter Tanishaa, Sonali Bendre and husband Goldie Behl, Neha Dhupia and Rahul Bose at polling stations.


Khushboo at the polling booth




This image was posted on Instagram by nehadhupia




This image was posted on Twitter by @RahulBose1




Actress Sonali Bendre and husband Goldie Behl after casting their votes






The Deols casting their votes




Tanuja and Tanishaa at the polling booth