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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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".
Do you ever wonder whether PM Modi manages to laugh during the heat of the election campaign? You’ll get the answer… https://t.co/JfqCHyOa2M— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) 1556033489000
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.
Well said @narendramodi ji. The true hallmark of a democracy lies in people’s participation in the electoral proces… https://t.co/4BorYimIMM— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) 1552456043000