Celebrities add glitz to elections in Telangana
Hyderabad: Adding a dash of glamour to the poll process in Telangana, celebrities turned up in good numbers to cast their ballot on Friday.
Actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi, veteran actor Krishna, popular heroes Nagarjuna, “junior” NTR and Mahesh Babu, and ‘Baahubali’-fame director SS Rajamouli exercised their franchise.
Tennis ace Sania Mirza and star badminton player PV Sindhu also cast their ballots.
Chiranjeevi, Krishna, Nagarjuna, “junior” NTR and Sania Mirza turned up at the polling stations along with their family members to vote in the election to the 119-member Telangana Assembly.
At some places, people were seen taking selfies with celebrity voters, and poll officials were visibly delighted to see them in person.
Talking to reporters, Chiranjeevi urged all voters to exercise their franchise without fail to strengthen democracy.
Nagarjuna, accompanied by his wife Amala, a popular actress of yesteryear, was among those who voted in the initial hours of polling.
Nitin and comedian Sunil were among other film personalities who turned up to vote.
“Junior” NTR is a grandson of TDP founder and former chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh late N T Rama Rao.
Chiranjeevi, Sania Mirza and Nagarjuna posted their inked fingers on Twitter