With the days ticking by till the all-important vote counting scheduled for May 23, the nation is on the threshold of welcoming a new government. The Lok Sabha elections will see its last Phase Six taking place on Sunday, May 19.
Anil Kapoor who was attending an event on Friday was asked why he was not seen casting his vote on April 29. To that he said, "I was with my doctor in Munich kyunki maine ye appointment kuch 1-1.5 years pehle li thi. As everyone knows about my shoulder problem, I have this calcification in my shoulder and my appointment was exactly during those dates. Sunita and I were there for 4-5 days because of the appointment. We tried in the embassy but unfortunately we couldn't cast our vote there. I believe in future we could work on this that wherever we are, travelling in any country, we could cast our vote in that embassy. Election ki dates ek ded saal pehle fix nai hoti hain lekin baaki cheezein pehle se confirm hoti hai, to kahi na kahi ye cheezein honi chahiye, ki jaha bhi hum ho, us embassy mein jaakar hum apna vote de sake. I think that would be very helpful I feel."
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi who initiated a Twitter campaign in March reached out prominent personalities from a wide spectrum of society with a series of tweets, urging them to help bring more people out to vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Modi introduced the 'Vote Kar' initiative asking several celebrities from the sports and entertainment industry to create voter awareness.
In one of the posts, he tagged 'Total Dhammal' actor Anil Kapoor along with his co-stars Madhuri Dixit and Ajay Devgn, asking them to join the initiative and influence the Indian voters. Drawing reference to their film's title, PM Modi wrote, "Dear @AnilKapoor, @ajaydevgn & @MadhuriDixit, After the box office, it is time to create Total Dhamaal at the polling booths. Your support to the #VoteKar movement will augur well for India’s democracy. Let us ensure high voter turnout!"
Following the same, the evergreen actor responded to the country chief's appeal and pointed out how a single vote can make a difference. He also highlighted how it is the duty and right of the citizens to exercise their franchise to strengthen democracy.
Replying to PM Modi's post, Anil Kapoor wrote, "One vote can make all the difference. As citizens of this great nation, it is our duty & right to vote. So pls make it a point to vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections for a better, brighter & stronger India! #VoteKar"