Bollywood celebrities Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azami decided
not to cast their votes and chose to attend IIFA awards function in
US. For a couple who always talk about working for social and
political causes, how could they skip the biggest celebration of
Akhtar is in fact a sitting Rajya Sabha MP while actress Shabana
Azmi is an ex-member of the Upper House yet they didn't choose to
be a part of our democracy. While their son Farhan, who is
co-hosting the entire award function with Shahid Kapoor stayed back
to cast his vote before leaving for Tampa Bay.
Several Bollywood stars like Anil Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Shahid
Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor also skipped voting to
2014. IIFA is a four-day-long award ceremony, so it feels sad
to know that the celebrities could not miss one day of the event
for their country.
The ones who proudly cast their votes were Amitabh
Bachchan and family, Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Aamir
Khan, Ajay Devgan, Vidya Balan and Preity Zinta. Preity in fact
flew down from Abu Dhabi to exercise her voting right. Kangana
Ranaut and Subhash Ghai took a break from promoting their films to
cast their votes. Sonam Kapoor flaunted her inked finger on twitter
but her father Anil Kapoor is busy attending IIFA.
There was a big clash of IIFA 2014 with Mumbai's voting day. It
would have been great if the organizers had enough sense to
schedule their event later and give more priority to our