7 Highlights from Mumbai Lok Sabha Election 2024 voting: Angry Dharmendra to Deepika’s baby bump 

20 May,2024 07:39 PM IST |  Mumbai  | 

Deepika, beaming with her pregnancy glow, donned an oversized white shirt and light blue denim, her baby bump subtly visible, while Ranveer complemented her in a matching white ensemble.

Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Dharmendra Pic/Yogen Shah, Instagram

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Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Mumbai: As the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections took place today, Mumbai saw an influx of celebrity voters showcasing their inked fingers as a mark of their civic participation. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, a wave of enthusiasm swept through as renowned figures from the Indian film industry stepped out to exercise their franchise during the first half of the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha Elections. Here are 7 highlights from today's voting scenes.

Aamir Khan with ex-wife Kiran Rao

Actor Aamir Khan arrived with his ex-wife Kiran Rao to fulfill their voting duties and reached their designated polling booth to cast their vote. They displayed their inked fingers after casting their votes during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Mumbai today. His first wife Reena Dutta and their children Junaid and Ira happily posed for shutterbugs after casting their votes. The actor's mother Zeenat Hussain was also spotted at a polling booth, defying age.

Deepika Padukone's baby bump

Parents-to-be Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh stepped out to cast their votes in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections. The Bollywood power couple, twinning in white, radiated joy as they arrived at the polling booth in Mumbai. Deepika, beaming with her pregnancy glow, donned an oversized white shirt and light blue denim, her baby bump subtly visible, while Ranveer complemented her in a matching white ensemble. The duo's appearance was met with cheers and camera flashes as shutterbugs clicked them while embodying the spirit of civic responsibility.

Dharmendra gets angry

Veteran filmstar Dharmendra, known for his iconic roles and timeless charm, exemplified civic responsibility by exercising his franchise in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. Clad in his signature style with his black bowler hat on, the 88-year-old actor was all smiles as shutterbugs clicked him at a polling booth in Juhu's Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai. Amidst the flurry of celebrities exercising their electoral rights, Dharmendra's presence added a touch of elegance and gravitas to the polling process. However, while interacting with the paparazzi he lost his cool and said, "Acche shehri bano, desh bhakt bano, maa baap see pyaar karo… aap ko malum hai jo mujhse kehelwana chahte hai (Be a good citizen, love your parents, you already know this… still trying to put words in my mouth)."

Paresh Rawal's ultimatum

Veteran Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal exercised his democratic duty by casting his vote at a polling booth in Mumbai. After casting his vote, Rawal interacted with the media, emphasizing the importance of participating in elections. "Then you will say, government doesn't do this, doesn't do that... If you will not vote today, then you will be responsible, not the government," Rawal stated, urging citizens to take responsibility for their civic duties. Rawal also suggested implementing penalties for those who abstain from voting. "There should be some provisions for those who don't vote, like an increase in tax or some other punishment," he added.

Sanya Malhotra nearly gets hurt

Sanya Malhotra, who reached the polling booth almost got hit by a camera. She was heard saying, "Arrey, aaram se (Please be careful). Wahan chalke aaram se le lo. (Let's go to the side and then you can click the pictures)."

Gauahar Khan's ordeal

Gauahar Khan shared her ordeal on Instagram stating that her name on the electoral roll was missing. She wrote. "Make the effort, go find your booths, and vote!! Vote now! I had a very confusing and frustrating time to know that my and my family's names were missing from the address that I have lived at for 9 years. Only one person from the family had received the voting slip, and the people who have left the building for years, their names were all present. Some of the people who were in charge were extremely rude, because there were almost 100 people who were complaining of the same, and requesting to let them vote with Aadhar cards at the same time. But I did not give up. I went looking from booth to booth in my area, and finally found mine at my 15-year-old address along with my senior citizen mom."

Amit Trivedi not allowed to vote

Singing sensation Amit Trivedi shared a video on X revealing that he was made to wait for over 30 minutes before being told that he would be unable to vote. "Voting is our constitutional right. Today I was denied that right and I feel helpless. Did this happen to anyone else? How.. and why??" "I have seen your replies here. Just to make it clear, all the online due diligence and checking was done in advance. Another family member and I were in the correct booth, one got to vote and the other didn't," he wrote in a subsequent post.

Vision in white

A quick browse through the celebs who voted today in Mumbai had one thing in common. They all wore white! Was it a unified dress code or just to beat the heat, the outfit choice seemed outrageous.

(With inputs from ANI)

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