View Photos: Aamir Khan, Vidya Balan, Sonam cast their vote
Mumbai votes today. Bollywood celebrities like Vidya Balan, Sonam Kapoor, Aamir Khan stepped out to cast their vote on Thursday (April 24) early morning. The poll began at 7 in the morning and celebrities voted early morning to avoid rush.
Speaking to the media after casting her vote, National Award winning actor Vidya Balan told the media that ‘it is important to vote before pointing a finger at the leaders.’ Feeling proud of ‘The Dirty Picture’ actress filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said, “Vidya Balan votes as Mumbai sleeps.”
Vidya Balan, who is married to UTV head Siddharth Roy Kapur, cast her vote at a Chembur booth. When asked about her voting in Chembur, she said laughing, “Why not.. this gives me a chance to come to Chembur..I do come often”. “Its my responsibility to vote…To point fingers at others and (if) I face a problem, I need to have this on my finger,” she said displaying her inked finger.
Actor Farhan Akhtar, who is all set to host the IIFA awards in Tampa Bay Florida, was also among the early voters.
Meanwhile Farhan Akhtar talked about the discrepancies at his polling station. He said, “Many at my polling station saying their name not on the list. They voted the last time but can’t this time. Been turned away.” The actor added, “These discrepancies are really sad and are a denial of their democratic right. Someone needs to look into it. Where did their vote go?”
Veteran actress and Rajya Sabha member Rekha came in a track suit to exercise her right to franchise.
In Chennai, southern Indian legends Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan were among the early voters. Rajinikanth, who will be seen in 'Kochadiiyaan' seen at the polling booth in close vicinity.
Kamal Haasan, who was accompanied by his friend Gauthami, told reporters that ‘I have done my bit.’
It is really very dad that few celebs were unable to vote due to the discrepancies.
After voting for last 5 elections from the same address,name is missing from the list.Could not vote for the first time in last 30 years:-(
— atul kulkarni (@atul_kulkarni)