Mumbai: Usually, celebs set an example by coming out to vote and goading others to do so too. But Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar is made of different stuff. He asked the “electorate of Bhopal” to not vote for the BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur, who had ignited a row by praising Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.
The actor’s appeal, however, has trickled in a little late as Bhopal had already voted in the sixth phase on May 12. Many on the social media platform mocked Farhan Akhtar over his tweet.
“Sir, you are a bit late. Elections were held on 12th in Bhopal. Anyway, you can appeal to the voters of Punjab to save their city from another Sikh genocide,” tweeted one user. “Change your internet connection. Your tweets are taking 10 days to be published,” said another.
After being trolled for the getting the date of Bhopal voting wrong, Farhan Akhtar put out another tweet saying: “Humne taareek galat samjhi toh galaa pakad liya, Jisne itihaas galat samjha use galey laga rahe ho” (I got the date wrong and was held by the collar, but those who got history wrong are being embraced).