Starry Turnout For Assembly Polls; SRK-Gauri, Bebo, Phogat Sisters Among Celebs Who Got Inked
A Starry Twist
Polling for 90 seats of Haryana and 288 constituencies of Maharashtra kicked-off yesterday, and the celebrity turnout was spectacular.
From B-town celebrities to sports stars, several personalities like like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Mahesh Bhupati and the Phogat sisters became the first few voters at the Assembly polls this year.
The counting of votes will begin on Thursday.
Here's a look at all the celebrities who made it to the polling booth.
Being Responsible Citizens
Star couple Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan also joined the list of celebrities who arrived to cast their vote in Mumbai. The actor-producer duo sported cool casuals while heading to the polling booth.
Like Mother, Like Son
Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan was spotted at a polling booth in Bandra with her son Taimur Ali Khan. Dressed in a blue and white shirt, the 39-year-old walked hand-in-hand with her little one.
Earlier in May this year, when the Lok Sabha polls were on in full swing, Khan brought Taimur along to cast her vote.
A Couple That Votes Together
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, who will soon be celebrating their first wedding anniversary, also cast their vote at the Maharashtra Assembly polls on Monday.
While Padukone was clicked at a polling station after getting inked, Singh revealed the same through an Instagram story.
Actress-turned-MP Hema Malini also showed up to cast her vote on Monday. Dressed in a white salwar-kameez, the BJP MP from Mathura posed after getting inked.
Keeping It Simple
Union Minister Smriti Irani poses with 93-year-old gentleman, who had served in the Army, at a polling booth in Mumbai. The Textile minister opted for a orange kurta, and paired it with a white dupatta.
Bachchans In Attendance
Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her actor husband Abhishek Bachchan were also clicked at the polling station on Monday.
Exercising A Franchise
'War' actor Hrithik Roshan was spotted at a polling station at Jamnabai Narsee school in Juhu on Monday. The 45-year-old wore a black t-shirt, white shirt and black cap.
Like Father, Like Son
'PM Narendra Modi' actor Vivek Oberoi and his father Suresh Oberoi were spotted at a polling booth in Mumbai on Monday. The father-son duo, who completemented each other in blue and white, posed proudly after getting inked.
Here Comes The MP
Actor-turned-MP Sunny Deol took his citizen responsibilities seriously on Monday. The BJP MP from Gurdaspur, in a black hoodie, was spotted at a polling station.
Back In Action
Actor Rishi Kapoor, who recently returned to India after receiving treatment in New York for an undisclosed health condition, took up his citizen responsibilities quite early on.
On Monday, the actor donned a simple blue shirt and stepped out to cast his vote. He took to Twitter to share a picture after getting inked and wrote, 'Exercised my franchise'.
In Shades Of Red
Actress-turned-politician Jaya Prada, who unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha polls on a BJP ticket earlier this year, also joined the list of celebrities who stepped out to cast their vote on Monday. Dressed in red, she posed proudly for the shutterbugs after getting inked.
The Leader We Want
'Kabir Singh' fame Shahid Kapoor turned a responsible citizen on Monday. The actor donned a turquoise hoodie and stepped out to cast his vote for the Maharashtra Assembly polls.
After getting inked, he shared a proud picture on Instagram urging fans to do the same.
Actress Urmila Matondkar, who dropped out of poll fray last month, stepped out on Monday to cast her vote. The former Congress candidate smiled for the shutterbugs after getting inked.
Here Comes The Bhaijaan Of B'wood
Actor Salman Khan was spotted at a polling station on Monday. The 'Dabangg' star sported a simple blue t-shirt while heading out to cast his vote.
Hands Held High
Actor Aamir Khan made his starry presence for the Maharashtra Assembly Polls with his director-wife Kiran Rao in tow.
The couple were dressed in casuals. While the 'PK' actor opted for a bottle green tee for the occasion, Mrs Khan looked bright in a yellow T-shirt.
We Are Family
It was a family affair! Former criketer Sachin Tendulkar, wife Anjali and son Arjun cast their vote at a polling booth in Mumbai's Bandra (West).
While Tendulkar opted for a floral shirt, his wife wore a green kurta to vote. Their son kept it simple in blue T-shirt. (Image: AFP)
Wrestlers Babita Phogat (second right) and Geeta Phogat (right), and their family cast their vote at a polling booth in Balali village in Charkhi Dadri constituency. Babita Phogat is contesting on BJP ticket from Charkhi Dadri against Congress candidate Nirpender Singh Sangwan & JJP candidate Satpal Sangwan.
Shades Of White
Actor Madhuri Dixit arrived warly in the mornong to cast her vote at a polling booth in Bandra (West). She kept it simple in a white shirt.
The Right Candidate
Olympic medallist Yogeshwar Dutt, who is contesting elections on a BJP candidate ticket from Baroda in Haryana, casted his vote in Sonipat. He is contesting against Congress candidate Krishan Hooda.
Little Miss Sunshine
The celebrity couple, former tennis player Mahesh Bhupati and his actor-wife Lara Dutta, made sure they were among early voters at a polling booth in Mumbai's Bandra (West). While the sportsman wore a sky blue shirt for the polls, the 'No Entry' actor looked bright in a yellow dress.
Two To Tango
Former Team India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar, along with his wife Manali, get their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting vote in Mumbai.
While the cricketer opted for a basic T-shirt, Mrs Vengsarkar looked bright in a yellow kurta.
The Sky Is Blue
TikTok star Sonali Phogat, who filed her nomination from Adampur for the assembly polls on a BJP ticket, made a starry appearance in a sky blue saree at a polling booth in Haryana's Hisar.
She is contesting the assembly elections against senior Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi, who is son of late CM Bhajan Lal.
Actor Ritesh Deshmukh, who is busy with promotions of 'Housefull 4', and his actress-wife Genelia D'Souza were twinning in white at a polling booth in Latur. The actor's brothers Amit Deshmukh and Dhiraj Deshmukh are contesting polls as Congress candidates from Latur city and Latur rural constituencies, respectively.
Actors Ravi Kishan, Padmini Kolhapure (top right) and Shubha Khote (bottom right) were one of the early morning voters in Mumbai. Both the stars casted votes at the Mumbai's Goregaon & Andheri (West) constituency.
While Kishan and Khote kept it simple in a blue shirt and white suit, respectively, Kolhapure looked pretty in a black and gold salwar suit.
Director-lyricist Gulzar, film-maker Kunal Kohli and veteran actor Prem Chopra cast votes at a polling booth in Mumbai's Bandra (West).