On April 29, celebs like Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Priyanka Chopra cast their votes. Among them was Twinkle Khanna. However, Akshay Kumar was conspicuous by his absence.
Mumbai: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who was in the news for his ‘non-political' conversation with PM Narendra Modi is now getting trolled for not casting his vote on April 29.
Celebs came out in large numbers to cast their vote in phase 4 of ongoing Lok Sabha elections. From Ajay Devgn, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Kajol, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anushka Sharma, Dharmendra to Ranbir Kapoor, almost everyone from the Hindi film industry was seen exercising their right to vote. One among them was Akshay Kumar's wife Twinkle Khanna too.
As soon as the pictures of Twinkle coming out of polling booth made their way to the social media, many trolls had one common question - where is Akshay Kumar? "What about @akshaykumar? Wont he cast vote?" Another one asked, "No funny take on ur husband absence from voting today :)".
There has been a rumour that Akshay is actually a Canadian citizen and not Indian. However, there is no confirmation on that. But Akshay's absence from polling booth has led to netizens trolling Twinkle as well.
Where Is AAM Khane Wala @akshaykumar 🤣🤣— Srkian Shiv (@ShivSrkian) April 29, 2019
Akshay Kumar casted his vote at Uptown Toronto, Ontario?— AD (@ad_being) April 29, 2019
But the hero of all the nationalistic overtone movies like Holiday, Baby, Kesari, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Airlift has given voting a miss.
Not long ago, PM Modi had tagged Akshay Kumar in a tweet, asking him to encourage voting. PM Modi also said, "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."
To which, Khiladi Kumar had replied saying 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."
Here are a few tweets that shamed Akshay for not voting
On retweeting pictures of Aamir Khan and wife Kiran Rao after casting their vote, a netizen asked, "Where is our deshbhakt actor Akshay Kumar's inked finger's picture?"
Where is our deshbhakt actor Akshay Kumar's inked finger's picture? https://t.co/dHlBZmQmvx— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) April 29, 2019
"Shahrukh Khan has to prove his patriotism though he can vote. Akshay Kumar is mascot of patriotism, though he can't vote," one tweet said.
Today @akshaykumar is no where to be seen? Is he on a holiday? I expected him to urge Mumbaikars to vote! Or has he gone to his home in Canada?— Sourav Sinha (@sourav_sinha) April 29, 2019
Whole Bollywood voting today in Mumbai doing their basic duty.— Hipster (@Hipsterrrific) April 29, 2019
Akshay Kumar: pic.twitter.com/jTEVYyXpRS
"Asking for a friend. Which polling booth can Akshay Kumar be spotted casting his vote?" asked journalist Rana Ayyub on Twitter.
(Inputs from PTI)
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Last Updated May 1, 2019, 10:51 AM IST