As the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections began today, celebrities from the Southern film industry queued outside polling booths to cast their vote. South superstar Rajinikanth and Grammy-award winning musician AR Rahman turned up early Thursday morning to cast their vote.

The second phase of Lok Sabha polls will see as many as 95 constituencies in 12 states and Union Territories of India going to polls.Polling is being held across 38 seats in Tamil Nadu, 14 seats in Karnataka,10 in Maharashtra, 8 in Uttar Pradesh, 5 seats each in Odisha, Bihar and Assam, 2 in Jammu and Kashmir and 1 seat each in Manipur and Puducherry.

Actor Shruti Haasan along with father and MNM chief Kamal Haasan and actor Suriya and his wife Jyotikha were also spotted at the poll booths.

Some also shared pictures on social media. AR Rahman tweeted: Done ✅ have you ?

Shruti Haasan shared:“Today is the day !! Vote because it matters!” In another tweet she mentioned,“Vote for the change you want to see!”

Superstar Rajinikanth, dressed in all white, cast his vote at the polling booth in Stella Maris College.

Dhanush cast his vote at St. Francis School at the TTK Road polling booth. Dressed similarly, in all white, a shirt and a veshti, the actor tweeted after having cast his vote.

Megastar Ajith was also spotted casting his vote near his residence in Thiruvanmiyur.

Rajinikanth had earlier announced that he would not contest the Lok Sabha elections nor would he support any political party.

On the work front, the veteran actor will be next seen in AR Murugadoss’s directorial Darbar. The film will be a first time collaboration between the two. He will be seen playing the role of a police officer, a character he will return to after a good 25 years. Only last week, the film’s makers had shared its first look on social media.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, another announcement regarding the film was made.

Actor Prateik Babbar will be playing the villain in Darbar.