Actor Aamir Khan and his filmmaker wife Kiran Rao arrived fresh and early to a polling booth in Mumbai to cast their votes during the assembly elections in Maharashta on Monday. Elections began on 288 constituencies of Maharashtra at 7 am today and will continue till 6 pm.
Aamir posed for the cameras outside the booth and showed off the indelible ink mark on his index finger. Kiran, who was seen in a casual outfit--a yellow T-shirt and blue jeans--also shows her inked finger to the paparazzi.
Also seen at the polling stations were actors Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan, Dharmendra and others. Actors Varun Dhawan, Govinda, Vivek Oberoi, Madhuri Dixit, Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza also voted.
#MaharashtraAssemblyElections: Ritesh Deshmukh, his wife Genelia D'Souza & family cast their votes at a polling booth in Latur. His brothers Amit Deshmukh & Dhiraj Deshmukh are contesting polls as Congress candidates from Latur city & Latur rural constituencies, respectively. pic.twitter.com/U9zA9ozZwp— ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2019
Others celebrities including Ravi Kishen, Padmini Kolhapure and Shubha Khote also cast their votes. Ravi Kishen arrived at the Mumbai’s Goregaon & Andheri (West) constituency to cast his vote. The actor-turner-politician also urged people to exercise their franchise in order to make India a “superpower”.
“It’s my and everyone’s right to vote as this is the only way to give power to the government in order to grow our country as a superpower,” the BJP lawmaker told ANI.
Actor Padmini Kolhapure was also present in the same area of Mumbai to exercise her franchise. She, too, requested her fans to come out and vote as she believes “voting is very important for the betterment of India and for the betterment of each human being.” “I have a flight to catch but I arrived half an early to cast my vote because voting is very important for the betterment of India and for the betterment of each human being,” said the 53-year-old actor.
In Mumbai, 9,894 polling stations have been set up at 1,537 locations. 36 out of 288 seats come in the city of Mumbai where 334 candidates are in the fray. The city has 97.72 lakh registered voters. Counting of votes will be held on October 24.