Lok Sabha Elections
After he was heavily criticised for not voting in the polls held for six Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai, actor Akshay Kumar dodged questions on his conspicuous absence. Also Read - Durgamati Motion Poster Out: Bhumi Pednekar is Ready For 'Payback Time', Trailer To Release Tomorrow
Kumar was in news only a few days ago for his “non-political” interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Also Read - YouTuber Refuses To Pay Rs 500 Crore To Akshay Kumar in Defamation Case, Denies Allegations
But the hero of films like “Kesari”, “Toilet Ek Prem Katha” and “Airlift” which had nationalistic overtones, gave voting a miss on Monday. Also Read - Akshay Kumar's Rs 500 Crore Defamation Suit on YouTuber Who Alleged he Helped Rhea Chakraborty Escape to Canada in Sushant Singh Rajput Death case
At a special screening of the film “Blank” on Tuesday, the actor interacted with the media, lauding the movie and the performances of debutantes.
However, when the actor was asked why he skipped voting, Akshay simply walked off, saying “Chaliye chaliye (lets go, lets 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, the “Kesari” actor had written the power of a vote “is immense and we all need to improve awareness on its importance.