As the city of Mumbai goes to civic polls, numerous Bollywood celebrities have been urging citizens to come out of their houses and exercise their franchise.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections, nevertheless, witnessed a low voter turnout.In fact, until 3 p.m. today, only 22 percent of the city came to vote.
Mindful of both the importance of casting their votes for this election and the possible impact of trends of low voter turnouts for future elections, a number of big-names from Bollywood have taken to Twitter, to make their concerns heard...
Anupam Kher: "Please go out and vote. It is important for us, our city and our country. Your vote will make the difference".
Shabana Azmi: "Mumbaiites cast your vote. Corporator is your first contact with the system that directly impacts quality of life".
"Cmon go out n vote Your corporator has d greatest influence on your everyday needs dont moan abt woes of d city if u cant b bothered 2 vote", she added.
Priyanka Chopra: "Wish I was in Mumbai today to vote... every year I do. I implore all of you to... we are the future and make this country what it will be for our kids".
Kunal Kohli: "Idiot in Greek means one who didn't vote".
Purab Kohli: "No Vote, No Complain. Happy Voting Day. Early morning at my booth".
After casting his vote, he tweeted: "No Voting No cry!" and uploaded a photo of his inked finger.
Vishal Dadlani: "Bombay, if you don't vote today, you lose the right to whine and complain about bad roads, bad infrastructure, bad politicians. VOTE, now"!
The musician also uploaded a photo of his inked finger after casting his vote.
Boman Irani: "I'm off to vote. See you there".