A phalanx of Bollywood and other celebrities on Sunday came together and threw their weight behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking one more term for him.
The event - Celebrities with NaMo for building a new India - was held at the BJP headquarters in Delhi.
Some of the important celebrities who attended the meeting included Boney Kapoor, Jaya Prada, Dalip Singh Rana aka The Great Khali, famous Haryanvi dancer Sapna Chaudhary, and Poonam Dhillon.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj presided over the function. BJP's general secretary, organisation, Ram Lal and Arun Singh, another general secretary, were also present on the occasion. They addressed them, detailing Prime Minister Modi's performance in his first term and his vision for building a new India.
Producer Boney Kapoor, while talking to ANI, said: "Prime Minister Modi has opened his arms for our industry. Ours is the most vulnerable industry. He has gone extra miles to reach out to us. We needed his support, which he rightly extended."
Sapna Choudhary said: "Prime Minister Modi deserves to be the PM again."
Said actress Poonam Dhillon: "People of our industry feel emotionally connected to PM Modi. We need a leader who looks and works like a leader. We are thankful to have the support of a leader like him."
Among others who were present on the occasion included Mukesh Tyagi, Prahlad Kakkar, Malini Awasthi, Gajendra Chouhan, Khesari Yadav, and Pawan Singh.
Last month, over 900 artistes including prominent names from the field of literature had appealed to fellow voters to elect a strong government at the Centre. The list had names like Vivek Oberoi, classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj, music composer Shankar Mahadevan, and others.
The seven-phased Lok Sabha polling started on April 11. So far, four phases of voting have taken place. The remaining three phases of polling will take place on May 6, 12, and 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.