Bollywood celebrities are very often seen boasting about being socially responsible but when it comes to action in real, all those tall claims just go behind lame excuses.
It's April 24th today which is marked by voting day in Mumbai, however most of the B-Town members could not resist the temptation of being in the 15th International Indian Film Academy Awards which is set on April 26th at Tampa, Florida.
Although, some of the Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Shahrukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Deepika Padukone, Aamir Khan and Sonam Kapoor realised the importance of voting and have decided to fly off to Florida only after getting their fingers inked. There are several other Bollywood celebrities for whom the voting day seemed to be some what less important when IIFA is on cards.
While, Vivek Oberoi and Shahid Kapoor skipped the polling day for IIFA quite long before, Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Shabana Azmi, Richa Chadda, Aditi Rao Hydari soon followed them to Florida.
Sonakshi Sinha recently posted a video of her rehearsal for the IIFA event with the caption, "Get ready to party all night Tampa Bay. I am all set to rock your world at IIFA 2014." While, Saif Ali Khan will be hosting a part of the award ceremony and his spokesperson tried to justify why the star skipped voting saying, "Saif is legally bound by a contract to IIFA and so he can't cancel his trip."
And the latest to catch the flights for Florida without casting votes are Hrithik Roshan, Madhuri Dixit, Boman Irani, Kareena Kapoor and Divya Dutta who all flew for IIFA just one night prior to the voting day.
Well, it is said Bollywood celebrities with huge fan following have immense influence on the commoners of India but with such gestures, we wonder whether the influence is really a positive one or not.