Neelangarai: In Tamil Nadu, as 234 constituencies went to polls on Thursday, Kollywood celebrities lined up in their respective polling booths from early morning to cast their votes.
The highlight of the day was actor Vijay, who rode a bicycle to the Neelangarai polling station. It was speculated that the actor intended on taunting the Bharatiya Janata Party over the hike in petrol prices. The actor also used a red and black bike – the party colours of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, which is opposing the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and BJP alliance in the state.
Superstar Rajinikanth was also seen casting vote at his respective polling station in Chennai’s Stella Maris College, which falls under the Thousand Lights Assembly constituency. The actor did not speak to the media after he cast his vote, neither did he endorse any political party.
The megastar had announced a precursor to his political party – Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM) – in 2017. Fans and members were busy doing the legwork for the Assembly elections, when in December 2020, citing health reasons, he dropped out of the electoral battle. Several political parties including his friend and actor Kamal Haasan had hoped to secure his endorsement ahead of the 2021 Assembly election.
Actor and president of Makkal Needhi Maiam Kamal Haasan also came to the polling station at the Government School in Chennai’s Eldams Road with his daughters Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan. This is the actor’s electoral debut as he contested from the Coimbatore South constituency.
Meanwhile, actress Khushbu Sundar too sported her inked finger and urged everyone to wear masks to the polling station. She is also the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)‘s candidate in Chennai’s Thousand Lights constituency.
She had started her political stint in 2010 by joining the DMK. She then quit the party and joined the Congress in 2014 and was the party spokesperson.