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Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019

‘Absolutely right sir’: Bollywood responds to PM Modi’s voting appeal

Akshay Kumar and Karan Johar have promised Prime Minister Narendra Modi that they tell their fans to vote in the upcoming elections.

bollywood Updated: Mar 14, 2019 00:00 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PM Narendra Modi with a contingent of Bollywood actors and filmmakers in Delhi.
PM Narendra Modi with a contingent of Bollywood actors and filmmakers in Delhi.

Actors Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar have responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweets to Bollywood celebs, asking them to inspire fans to vote. Music composer AR Rahman has also promised that he will do what is asked.

Akshay wrote, “Well said @narendramodi ji. The true hallmark of a democracy lies in people’s participation in the electoral process. Voting has to be a superhit prem katha between our nation and its voters.” Karan wrote, “Honourable Prime Minister @narendramodi we as a fraternity are dedicated to the cause of creating high voter awareness and will make sure every endeavour is made to communicate the power of voting for a solid and Democratic INDIA! Jai Hind!” AR Rahman tweeted, “We will ji ..Thank you.”




Aamir tweeted, “Absolutely right sir, Hon PM. Let us all engage as citizens of the biggest democracy in the world. Let us fulfill our responsibility, and avail of our right to get our voice heard. Vote!”

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The PM asked stars like Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Amitabh Bachchan, Varun Dhawan and others to ‘creatively ensure high voter awareness and participation in the coming elections.’ “Dear @akshaykumar, @bhumipednekar and @ayushmannk, The power of a vote is immense and we all need to improve awareness on its importance. Thoda Dum Lagaiye aur Voting ko Ek Superhit Katha banaiye,” he had shared in one of the tweets.

Recently, a contingent of Bollywood celebs met the Prime Minister in Delhi to discuss the role of film in youth empowerment. Karan Johar and other film stars shared their pictures with the Prime Minister to mark their meeting.

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First Published: Mar 13, 2019 23:59 IST

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