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Big B, Bhumi Pednekar, Vicky Kaushal urge the youth to vote on PM Modi's behest

Yesterday, PM indirectly quoted films and requested actors to spread voter awareness.

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Mar 14, 2019, 11.57 AM IST
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On Prime Minister Narendra Modi's behest, B-town celebs stepped forward to increase voter awareness on Twitter. Actors like Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushmann Khurana and Vicky Kaushal took to Twitter to urge people to cast their vote for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Yesterday, PM indirectly quoted films like 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' and 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' while requesting actors to boost voter awareness. He wrote, "Dear Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar and Ayushmann Khurrana, 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."

Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan stepped in to spread awareness about the importance of casting a vote.

Actress Bhumi Pednekar too, responded to the PM's behest.

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The 'Gold' actor replied, "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."

Khurana said, "Honourable PM Narendra Modiji, as aware citizens and opinion leaders it is the duty of every public figure to spread this awareness. We need to vote in maximum numbers and restore faith in the world's largest democracy. Jai Hind."

Joining the long list of actors, director Karan Johar also stepped in to promote the PM's cause. He wrote, "We 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!"

The 'Gully Boy' of Bollywood, too, urged the youth to cast their vote this year. He said, "We must all be responsible young citizens of our great democracy and exercise our right to vote. Desh ke naujawaan..Vote karneka waqt aa gaya hai (The youth of the nation, it's time to vote)."

Kaushal, who last featured in 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' said, "Absolutely sir. Every vote is a building block for democracy. Let us celebrate the world's largest democracy by making sure that each one of us goes out and votes."

Earlier this week, actor Rajkummar Rao also tweeted a video where he said that people can change the shape of the future by choosing the right people by voting.

"Voting gives us the power to choose who is going to run the country. There is no point complaining because it is us who have chosen them. Voting day is the only day when we are the most powerful. We can change the shape of our future by choosing the right people," he added.

The Lok Sabha elections will take place in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. Couting of votes will begin on May 23.

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Politics, through the ages, has shown to have its own charm. And thus, consequently, has managed to draw people from all walks of life - sports, cinema and business - into its fold. Politics in India, too, has had a similar trajectory with bureaucrats, industrialists, sportspersons and activists participating. The Indian film industry, too, has had a close relationship with politics, and has seen many eke out a post-stardom career as well. Yesteryear superstar and heart-throb, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, almost made it to that list on Thursday after rumours of her contesting the 2019 elections on a BJP ticket from Pune went into circulation. After 24 hours, the 'Tezaab' actress, much to the disappointment of many, clarified that she didn't nurse any political ambitions at the moment. The 50-something actress, who returned to India along with doctor husband Sriram Nene and two sons after having lived in the US for many years, now wants to resurrect her showbiz career with roles suiting her age. And, clearly, politics has no role to play.While Ms Dixit has said no to a political debut, for now, here a few of her colleagues from the industry who have dabbled in politics.

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