Hyderabad: Superstar K. Chiranjeevi and Akkineni Nagarjuna were among top celebrities from the Telugu film industry who cast their votes in the Telangana Assembly elections on Friday. Well-known director Rajamouli and actors Venkatesh, Allu Arjun and Nithin were also among the Tollywood personalities who exercised their franchise at various polling stations in Jubliee Hills here.
They appealed to all citizens to come out and to exercise their democratic right. Actor-politician Chiranjeevi along with his wife K. Surekha stood in queue along with commoners and exercised their franchise. Chiranjeevi later told reporters that it is the duty of each and everyone to cast his vote. The former central minister and Congress party leader, however, parried questions about politics.
“I came to here to cast my vote as a common citizen,” he said when asked about the prospects of Congress-led People’s Front. Chiranjeevi, who had been focusing on films last four years, stayed away from campaigning in Telangana.
Popular actor Nagarjuna and with his wife Amla Akkineni also cast their votes. “It’s your day. Come out and cast your vote instead of just complaining,” he said. Polling to elect a new state Assembly was underway in Telangana in all of the 119 constituencies in the first full-fledged elections in the country’s youngest state.