As India gets ready to enter into polls from next month, the political parties are sweating day and night to rope in people-pleasing campaigns and celebrities that gel well with the ordinary citizens and PM Narendra Modi was no exception as he put out a tweet recently asking actors Salman Khan and Aamir Khan to “inspire and motivate youth” to vote. It was but obvious for Salman to step in and take actor ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 but the retweet of Modi’s post from his end led to speculations of the actor setting foot into politics.
Modi had tweeted, “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.” ( sic) To this, Salman had retweeted, “We are a democracy and it is every Indian’s right to vote. I urge every eligible Indian to exercise your right and participate in making the Government.” (sic)
What followed next was another news, this time of Congress party trying to approach the superstar for their campaign in Indore, Salman’s hometown. “Our leaders have already talked to Salman Khan to campaign for us in Indore. We are almost certain the actor will campaign for us,” Pankaj Chaturvedi, spokesperson of state Congress Party had said, according to a report in Pinkvilla.
However, putting all speculations to rest, Salman took to his Twitter handle and cleared the air writing, “Contrary to the rumours I am not contesting elections nor campaigning for any political party..” (sic).
On the professional front, Salman has wrapped up the shooting for his film Bharat which also stars Katrina Kaif and Disha Patani in pivotal roles. He will reportedly start shooting for the third part of Dabangg in March-April. The film will also star Sonakshi, Arbaaz Khan, and Mouni Roy. The actor will also be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next, opposite Alia Bhatt.