Bollywood votes, says polls tool of change

Bollywood votes, says polls tool of change

The stars that also included Aamir Khan,

Bollywood votes
 Clockwise top: Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao coming out after casting votes. Amitabh Bachchan and his wife Jayawait for their turn; Sanjay Dutt and His wife Manyata show off the indelible ink on their fingers. PTI photos

Sanjay Dutt and John Abraham came out in droves from their airconditioned homes to wait in queue patiently for their turn to vote. They hoped that the winning parties deliver all that is promised.

Film star John Abraham, lyricist Javed Akhtar and his actress wife Shabana Azmi were among the early voters. John voted in Bandra while Akhtar and Shabana did so in Juhu.
Shah Rukh Khan and wife Gauri exercised their franchise in Bandra. Amitabh was accompanied by his wife Jaya Bachchan.

"We are a democracy so we should vote for a party and hope that that party comes together and delivers all that is good.

There are lot of issues move from the simplest ones of cleanliness to the economic and the build up of the infrastructure of Mumbai but you basically hope for good and honest governance," said Shah Rukh Khan.
Film star John Abraham, lyricist Javed Akhtar and his actress wife Shabana Azmi were among the early voters. John voted in Bandra while Akhtar and Shabana cast their ballots in Juhu.
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and wife Gauri exercised their franchise in Bandra.
" We are a democracy so we should vote for a party and hope that that party comes together and delivers all that is good.
There are lot of issues move from the simplest ones  of cleanliness to the economic and the build up of the infrastructure of Mumbai but you basically hope for good and honest governance," said Shah Rukh Khan.
Priyanka Chopra, who was accompanied by her father Dr Ashok Chopra, said she expected the new government to understand the problems of the youth.
"Thrust on education, infrastructure, environment and cleanliness is what I expect," she said.
Stressing the importance of vote as an instrument of change, John said infrastructure in Mumbai needed an overhaul. Filmmaker Karan Johar cast his vote in Malabar hill.

Javed Akhtar said each and every citizen should be thankful to the Constitution  for providing them the important fundamental right of choosing one's government. "Not many countries give this right to its citizens. We have it and must make full use of it," he said.
Shabana, also a social activist of eminence, said, "It is very important to vote in an Assembly election because we can bring about the change in our own area."
Yesteryear villain Prem Chopra, actor Rahul Bose and Nagma also cast their votes. Nagma was hoping for a Congress ticket from Malad but her bid failed.
Gulzar said the "Marathi" issue has been raised for political mileage in the wake of the regional parties making a strong pitch for 'son of the soil' policy.
"The Marathi issue has been raised for political mileage. Mumbai's concerns are issues faced by the common man,"he said.
Salman Khan, who campaigned extensively for Congress-NCP candidates in the elections came to a polling booth near his house in Bandra west with parents--noted script writer Salim Khan and Salma.
When asked for what issues his vote signified, Salman said he had voted for "prosperity". Salman had not voted in the Lok Sabha elections despite campaigning. He had said that he was in London for shooting.
Actor Sanjay Dutt, also a Samajwadi party leader and wife Manyata cast their votes in Bandra West. Dutt had campaigned for SP candidate Rizwan Merchant.
"Whoever wins should fulfill the promises made,"Dutt said.
Manyata said she was just exercising her fundamental right and had no expectations because they are never fulfilled.
Filmmaker Kunal Kohli lamented the low turn-out in Mumbai and said, "Just because you don't have an alternative does not mean that you stay at home and not vote."

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