Karan Johar, Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar say 'yes sir' as PM Modi asks celebs to motivate people to vote

Bollywood featured in the selfie of the year. (Image via Instagram/@karanjohar) Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 15, 2019, 11.02 AM (IST)

Bollywood responded in dozens today to special tweets that PM Modi posted yesterday tagging celebrities, urging them to ask people of the country to vote. 

Indian PM Narendra Modi took over his Twitter account and tagged celebrities from the entertainment industry including singers, composers, actors and directors to motivate people to vote in the upcoming general elections 2019. 

In one tweet as Modi wrote: “Dear @akshaykumar, @bhumipednekar and @ayushmannk, The power of a vote is immense and we all need to improve awareness on its importance. Thoda Dum Lagaiye aur Voting ko Ek Superhit Katha banaiye,” Kumar responded to this with: “Well said @narendramodi ji. The true hallmark of a democracy lies in people’s participation in the electoral process. Voting has to be a superhit prem katha between our nation and its voters.” 

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Modi tagged Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan to write: “Urging @SrBachchan, @iamsrk and @karanjohar to creatively ensure high voter awareness and participation in the coming elections. Because...its all about loving your democracy (and strengthening it). :)”

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Karan responded to this with: “Honourable Prime Minister @narendramodi we as a fraternity are dedicated to the cause of creating high voter awareness and will make sure every endeavour is made to communicate the power of voting for a solid and Democratic INDIA! Jai Hind!”

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He tagged Salman Khan and Aamir Khan in a tweet that read: “Voting is not only a right but it’s also a duty. Dear @BeingSalmanKhan and @aamir_khan, It is time to inspire and motivate youth in your own Andaz to vote so that we can strengthen Apna Democracy & Apna country.”

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Aamir tweeted: "Absolutely right sir, Hon PM. Let us all engage as citizens of the biggest democracy in the world. Let us fulfill our responsibility, and avail of our right to get our voice heard. Vote!"

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Modi tagged Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt and Anushka Sharma to write: “Requesting @deepikapadukone, @aliaa08 and @AnushkaSharma to urge people to vote in large numbers for the coming elections. As renowned film personalities whose work is admired by many, I am sure their message will have a positive impact on our citizens.”

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Meanwhile, a huge Bollywood contingent had met with the PM in New Delhi earlier to discuss how cinema can help in the growth of the nation. Ranveer Singh also revealed what Modi told him and the team during their meet. 
 

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Indian PM took over his Twitter account and tagged celebrities from the entertainment industry including singers, composers, actors and directors to motivate people to vote in the upcoming general elections 2019.