Prime Minister Narendra Modi had tagged the actors Nagarjuna and Mohan Lal in a tweet a few days ago in which he requested them to create awareness about voting. He explained that since the two actors are influential personalities and have a vast reach, they would encourage people across the country to vote. In his reply to Mr Modi, Nagarjuna said, “Thank you for your kind words, sir. We believe in democracy and we will surely vote. (sic).”
However, it looks like the actor did not franchise his vote in the recently concluded parliamentary elections in Telangana. Although his wife Amala, son Naga Chaitanya, and daughter-in-law Samantha, all cast their votes, Nag did not turn up at all. “He had already confirmed the dates for the Portugal leg of his forthcoming film Manmadhudu 2’s shoot and therefore, left without casting his vote,” a source informed.
It’s ironic because just one day before the elections, he wrote in a tweet, “Every 5 years, we get to choose our leaders and celebrate democracy! It’s time to vote! (sic).” While many come down to their respective states from other cities and even from abroad to cast their vote, Nag did not exercise his franchise even after the Prime Minister himself requested him to vote.