Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 12:19:46 PM

Shah Rukh Khan encourages Indians to vote in Lok Sabha polls

Entertainment Desk | banglanews24.com
Update: 2019-04-23 4:38:09 PM
Shah Rukh Khan encourages Indians to vote in Lok Sabha polls
Shah Rukh Khan, collected photo.

"Fantastic effort," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday after actor Shah Rukh Khan released a rap video urging fans to exercise their democratic right in the Lok Sabha elections in response to his appeal to celebrities to increase voting awareness.

In the 1.06 minute video, titled 'Karo Matdan: It's Time to Vote', Shah Rukh is seen -- and heard -- telling people their vote is the lifeblood of democracy.

The video comes almost a month after Modi tagged a number of influential people on Twitter.

"Fantastic effort, @iamsrk! I am sure the people of India, especially first time voters will pay heed to your appeal and come out to vote in large numbers," the prime minister said.

Sharing the video on Twitter, the actor explained he wanted to do something creative, hence the delay.

"PM sahib @narendramodi ne creativity ki liye bola tha (had asked for creativity). Main thoda late ho gaya video banane mein...aap mat hona Vote karne mein!!! (I was late in making the video, you don't be late in casting your vote). Voting is not only our Right, it is our Power.' Please Use It," Shah Rukh wrote on Twitter alongside the rap video.

"... Aapka matdan loktantra ki jaan," he says in the video.

In March, Modi had tweeted to actors such as Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Karan Johar, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar to help encourage youngsters to cast their votes.

Source: TOI

BDST: 1637 HRS, APR 23, 2019
SI

All rights reserved. Sale, redistribution or reproduction of information/photos/illustrations/video/audio contents on this website in any form without prior permission from banglanews24.com are strictly prohibited and liable to legal action.


Alexa