Bollywood Comes Out to Vote
May 1, 2009
All of Bollywood seemed to come out to show their support and concern over who the future leaders of their nation will be. Threats of swine flu didn’t keep these patriots away! And many of them had a lot to say about what they thought.
Aamir Khan who is always at the forefront of politics, giving his opinion and is always well versed in the issues was definitely spotted voting. He said “I have travelled 48 hours to cast my vote, so people can certainly go out from their homes to cast their vote. If you love your country, this is the day to show it. I’m happy to see so many senior citizens casting their vote here. I appeal to the youngsters to come out and vote…Being an Indian it is our duty to come…every citizen should come out and vote and this is why I am here…We should elect good people… who don’t divide the country. We should elect clean and honest people in politics.”
John Abraham also spoke out on his personal views “After November 26th, you saw the power of democracy. People were very angry against the government. The chief minister (of Maharashtra state) had to resign…That’s the power of democracy.” His new film ‘New York’ which is about the city after the September 11th attacks echoes his personal views in India.
Even Shahrukh Khan shared a few words “People expect politicians to solve problems immediately. But it’s not that easy. It takes time. That’s why we should vote and give a chance to better people.” It seemed like Shahrukh Khan hit it right on the nose with the desire to vote for the right people who will make a change.
We want to know if you voted today like so many Bollywood superstars. What are your thoughts on voting in general? Do you think that it makes a difference or do you feel like it’s out of your hands? We want to know if any of our readers went out to vote and their personal reasons for doing so.