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Akshay Kumar on why he didn't vote

Last updated on: May 01, 2019 19:48 IST

After he was severely criticised for not voting in Monday's election for six Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai, actor Akshay Kumar dodged questions on his conspicuous absence.

Photograph: Kind courtesy @Akshay Kumar/Facebook

Kumar was in the news for his 'non-political' interview with Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi last week.

But the star of Kesari, Toilet Ek Prem Katha and Airlift, which had nationalistic overtones, gave voting a miss on Monday.


At a special screening of the film Blank on Tuesday, Akshay interacted with the media, lauding the movie and the performances of debutantes.

However, when he was asked why he skipped voting, Akshay simply walked off, saying,"Chaliye chaliye (let's go, let's go)."

The irony of Akshay skipping voting did not go unnoticed on Twitter, as just last month Modi had tagged the actor in a tweet, asking him to encourage voting.

In response to the PM, Akshay had written the power of a vote 'is immense and we all need to improve awareness on its importance.'

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