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Video | 2019 elections: Bollywood celebs urge people to ‘think and vote’

The video was shared by the official Twitter handle of Aam Aadmi Party and Congress.

SNS | New Delhi |

With the 2019 elections round the corner, several Bollywood celebrities have got together with an appeal to people to “vote carefully”. The ‘Truth Deserves You’ production house video, titled Bollywood Urges Indian to Vote Carefully, Bollywood Bole Vote Sambhal Ke, was released recently on YouTube.

The video shows various artistes from the film industry appealing to the citizens of India to vote carefully with full understanding of the repercussions of your vote.

The video begins with Kalki Koechlin, who has also featured in another video of the same production house, reading a tweet by music composer and lyricist Dub Sharma, which says: bina soche har kisis ko note mat do aur bina samjhe har kisi ko vote mat do- bade buzurg.

Actor Zeeshan Ayyub of Tanu Weds Manu fame appeals to people to not look at the upcoming election as a presidential election, but to understand that in a democracy, it is not about one man.

“Hawa mein train udadenge”, mocks Varun Grover, stand-up comedian, screenwriter and lyricist, asking people to look for a manifesto that says they “will run the local trains properly”.

The celebrities asked the citizens to think and form their own opinion before they go out and vote.

The video also featured writer-director Amole Gupta, asking people not to take a holiday on the voting day. Film critic Anupama Chopra, directors Tigmanshu Dhulia, Nandita Das, Renuka Shahane, Vinay Shukla and Vikramaditya Motwane, actor Swara Bhaskar, music composer Vishal Dadlani are others who addressed the voters, touching issues like education and healthcare.

Lynchings and the death of activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh were also referred to.

The video message follows a series of statements that have come out from the country’s independent filmmakers, theatre artistes and writers who have appealed earlier to vote out “hate politics”.

The video was shared by the official Twitter handle of Aam Aadmi Party and Congress.