Superstar Rajinikanth, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan and Thala Ajith Kumar cast their votes on Monday (May 16) in the ongoing Tamil Nadu legislative assembly elections.
While Rajinikanth cast his vote at Stella Maris College, Ajith along with his wife Shalini exercised their franchise at a government school on Kuppam Beach Road. Ilayathalapathy Vijay was in Neelankarai when he cast his vote.
Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan, who had earlier said he might miss voting due to the shoot of his upcoming trilingual film Sabaash Naidu, stayed back to cast his vote at Corporation School in Teynampet.
The Uttama Villain star was joined by his younger daughter Akshara Haasan.
Actor Suriya skipped voting as he could not return from the USA, where he is currently holidaying with his family. In a statement, Suriya apologised for being not able to present to cast his vote.
"I want to convey my sincere apologies here!! In spite of my best efforts to come and cast my vote, I feel a deep sense of regret that I'm unable to make it on the 16th May. This is the first time, I will be missing it as I'm caught in between an unforeseen situation. I feel really embarrassed. Please pardon my absence," Suriya said in a press release.
Suriya's father and veteran actor Sivakumar, along with Karthi and rest of his family members made sure to cast their votes.
Other famous celebrities like Vivekh, Jiiva, Gautham Menon, Raadhika, Udhayanidhi Stalin and Sivakarthikeyan came forward to cast their respective votes as well.
Former actress and current Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalitha and her arch rival M Karunanidhi, who is still active in Kollywood as a writer, made their presence felt at voting booths early in the morning.
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