Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT | By PTI

Poll season: Bollywood seeks change in political system

They might be a part of the world of fiction, but Bollywood celebrities are well in touch with the poll scenario in the country and are calling for a change


Poll season: Bollywood seeks change in political system (© Varinder Chawla)

Mumbai: With Lok Sabha elections going on, several B-town celebrities insist that voting is essential and some have voiced their opinion on how their dream India should be like.

"I think the present government failed on most of the fronts, corruption happened directly or indirectly. I would definitely need a change in political system. We need a stable and strong government. I would urge everyone to vote," noted actor Anupam Kher told us.

"I want the government to look into the increasing prices, internal security and terrorism issues, have strong foreign policy. As a celebrity I would expect some changes in terms of tax for the entertainment industry," he said.

Kher's short film 'I Went Shopping for Robert De Niro' will be premiered on the second day of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards in Florida, US. The awards will be held at Tampa Bay from April 23-26.

"My wife Kirron and son Sikander will be here during elections. I am yet to take a call on this (voting)," he said.

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has appealed his fans to vote during the election.

"We want to live in a happy country. After watching things on TV and reading about people, I think they are intelligent enough to make up their mind on whom to vote for and whom not to," Shah Rukh said.

Actress Deepika Padukone hopes the promises made by politicians are fulfilled this time.

"I feel we need change (in political system). I think it is the sentiment that most people feel. There are promises being made when we are to vote. This time I hope more number of youths will vote. I feel and hope all the promises made will be lived upto," she said.

"There are many issues and things that need to be addressed but I don't want to get into it," she said.

Deepika would be attending the IIFA awards but being an Indian, for her voting is essential. "I would vote first and then fly to IIFA," she said.

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