Rishi Kapoor seeks Indian Consulate’s help to vote from New York, tweets message
Actor Rishi Kapoor, who is undergoing treatment for an undisclosed illness in New York, took to Twitter to urge Indian citizens to vote in the Lok Sabha elections 2019.Updated: Apr 28, 2019 20:14 IST
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, undergoing medical treatment in the USA, on Sunday sought help from the Indian Consulate in New York for casting vote in the Lok Sabha elections.
"Called the Indian Consulate's office here to enquire if there was any facility for people like us to vote (away from home)," Rishi tweeted.
Called the Indian Consulate’s office here in NY to inquire if there was any facility for people like us to vote(away from home)There wasn’t. Please do not forget to vote wherever and whenever you have to. Jai Hind! Vande Mataram! (Sorry for earlier error) pic.twitter.com/A0heLdBhZv— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 28, 2019
But after finding out that there is no such facility for people living abroad temporarily, the actor urged citizens to "not forget to vote wherever and whenever you have to".
Last year, the Mulk actor had shared with his fans the information that he was flying to the USA for medical treatment.
"Hello all! I am taking a short leave of absence from work to go to America for some medical treatment. I urge my well-wishers not to worry or unnecessarily speculate. It's been 45 years 'plus' of wear and tear at the movies. With your love and good wishes, I will be back soon," Rishi tweeted in September 2018.
The 66-year-old actor was last seen on silver screen in a cameo in Manto, directorial venture of noted actor Nandita Das.
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First Published: Apr 28, 2019 20:13 IST