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Bollywood's Bachchans, Roshans & Khans Vote With Pride, Show Off Inked Finger

From Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan, stars turned up with their families to cast their vote in Mumbai today.

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Updated:April 29, 2019, 5:19 PM IST
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Bollywood's Bachchans, Roshans & Khans Vote With Pride, Show Off Inked Finger
From Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan, stars turned up with their families to cast their vote in Mumbai today.
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The Bachchans, the Roshans, the Khans, the Devgns and a stream of other Bollywood celebrities poured into poll booths today to cast their vote in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Mumbai on Monday. They proudly showed off their inked finger and urged others to step out and make their vote count.

Amitabh Bachchan stepped out with wife Jaya, son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya to cast their votes, looking cool and calm in white.

Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan turned up with his wife Pinky, daughter Sunaina and son Hrithik in tow. Hrithik's former father-in-law Sanjay Khan came out to vote with his son Zayed and daughter Farah Khan Ali.

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan brought along her two-year-old son Taimur Ali Khan to cast her vote.

Adding some colour and drama to a polling booth was Ranveer Singh, who sported eccentric sunglasses and a neon headband.

Kangana Ranaut, who came to vote in a blue saree, was quoted as saying by India Today, "It's a very important day. This day comes once in five years, so please make use of this. I feel India is gaining its independence in the real sense of the term today. Because before this, we were servants of Mughal, British and Italian governments. So please exercise your right and vote."

Actors Salman Khan and Aamir Khan also cast their vote, as did Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Karan Johar, Ranbir Kapoor, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Varun Dhawan, Rekha, Kiran Rao, Shankar Mahadevan, Paresh Rawal, Ravi Kishan, Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Kailash Kher, Mahesh Bhatt, Aahana Kumra, Dia Mirza, Sonu Sood, Pooja Bhatt, Divya Dutta, Sonali Bendre Behl, Goldie Behl, Anupam Kher, Sanjay Dutt, Vidya Balan, Athiya Shetty, Esha Deol, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora and Twinkle Khanna.

Priyanka Chopra tweeted a selfie showing off her inked finger.

Aamir, dressed casually, cracked a joke as the media approached him for a byte, but made a point about the importance of voting. Actor Rahul Bose returned to Mumbai from shooting in Hyderabad to vote and then quickly made his way back to the shoot.

Pooja Bhatt said it was gratifying to see a long line of voters outside a polling station in Bandra.

Actress Divya Dutta urged, "Vote, not because just your life depends on it. Vote because an entire nation does. One vote can make the difference. Be your change."

Filmmaker Prakash Jha, who has had a tryst with politics, went to vote with his daughter.

Madhuri wrote, "Voting is our right, let's use it wisely! The future of our country is in our hands. Let's do our duty and vote for India."

R. Madhavan, who went to a polling booth with his wife, urged the youth to give "no excuses" for not voting.

Actress Gul Panag wrote, "Go out and vote. Because the future depends on it. And not just our future, but the future of the next generation too. Every vote counts."

This election season, the film fraternity has been visibly divided over support for the competing political parties.

While star candidates like Urmila and Sunny Deol are fighting elections, the BJP used Bollywood's soft power and engaged celebrities like Aamir, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, AR Rahman, Ayushmann Khurrana and Alia Bhatt to appeal to citizens to come out and vote.

On its part, the Congress mobilised Twitter to send out a Bollywood celeb-led message to citizens, "Vote karo, magar soch samajh ke" via a video featuring Kalki Koechlin, Varun Grover, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Nandita Das, Swara Bhasker, Vishal Dadlani, Renuka Shahane and many more.

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