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Akshay Kumar dodges question after he was criticised for not voting in Lok Sabha elections

The actor recently grabbed headlines for his "non-political" interview with PM Narendra Modi.

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May 01, 2019, 02.05 PM IST
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MUMBAI: Actor Akshay Kumar chose to ignore and walk away when he was questioned about not voting in the Lok Sabha elections here.

Akshay, who recently grabbed headlines for his "non-political" interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been widely trolled for not casting his vote on Monday.

" Chaliye, chaliye (let's go, let's go)" is how Akshay responded when at a special screening of the film "Blank" on Tuesday, a mediaperson asked him about giving voting a miss.

He then walked away.

The actor has established his image as Bollywood's poster boy of patriotism with films like "Kesari", "Toilet - Ek Prem Katha", "Padman" and "Airlift".


The fact that he missed voting gave trolls a field day with jokes and memes.

Akshay was one of the prominent Bollywood celebrities whom Modi had tagged in a tweet, asking him to encourage voting. And the actor had duly complied.

"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," Akshay had tweeted.


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