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Bollywood’s ballot power

It’s not just ordinary citizens who have been gripped by the election fever in poll-bound Maharashtra. Celebrities like cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and actress Aishwarya Rai have also applied for voter ID-cards online.

india Updated: Oct 03, 2009 15:47 IST

It’s not just ordinary citizens who have been gripped by the election fever in poll-bound Maharashtra. Celebrities like cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and actress Aishwarya Rai have also applied for voter ID-cards online.

Other celebrities who have applied for the voter ID-cards include actor Akshay Kumar, wife Twinkle Khanna, actress Sonam Kapoor and father Anil Kapoor, as well as actresses Neha Dhupia, Preity Zinta and Kim Sharma. “Sachin had applied online for the voter ID. As his name was already in the list, the card was prepared immediately,” District Deputy Collector and Deputy Election Officer Sanjay Bhagwat said. Sachin’s manager collected the card from the commission office.

Aishwarya has provided most of the details except her date of birth and her card will also be ready soon, Bhagwat said. Akshay, whose name was not in the voters’ list, applied online. “Now his name has been included in voters’ list and soon, he would get the I-card,” Bhagwat said.

Sonam Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Preity Zinta have been given their cards, Bhagwat added.