‘Tell youth to vote with high Josh’: PM Modi’s filmy appeal to actors like Amitabh, Mohanlal and SRK

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Often quoting dialogues from their films, the PM reached out to actors on Twitter to send across his message ahead of Lok Sabha elections beginning April 11.

“Requesting @deepikapadukone, @aliaa08 and @AnushkaSharma to urge people to vote in large numbers for the coming elections. As renowned film personalities whose work is admired by many, I am sure their message will have a positive impact on our citizens,” he also tweeted.

In a nod to the cult comedy “Andaz Apna Apna”, the prime minister wrote, “Dear @BeingSalmanKhan and @aamir_khan, It is time to inspire and motivate youth in your own Andaz (style) to vote so that we can strengthen Apna (our) Democracy and Apna country.”

In another tweet, he urged South film stars such as Mohan Lal and Nagarjuna Akkineni to urge people to vote.

“Your performances have entertained millions over the years and you have also won many awards. I request you to create greater voter awareness and urge people to vote in large numbers,” he said.

He also made an appeal to melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, musicians AR Rahman, Shankar Mahadevan and actor Manoj Bajpayee to encourage people to vote.

Akshay, Karan, Rahman, Mohan Lal, Aamir, Ayushmann and Manoj responded to the PM’s call, saying “as a fraternity” they are dedicated to the cause.

“Well said @narendramodi ji. 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,” Akshay tweeted in his reply.

“Absolutely right sir, Hon PM. Let us all engage as citizens of the biggest democracy in the world. Let us fulfil our responsibility, and avail of our right to get our voice heard. Vote!” wrote Aamir.

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