Many Tollywood stars enthusiastically came to exercise their votes in the GHMC elections, the polling for which was held on Tuesday from 7 am to 5 pm.
The film stars, accompanied by their family members, reached the polling stations in the posh Jubilee Hills and Filmnagar areas in early hours after polling commenced to cast their votes.
One of the first to reach the polling station in Jubilee Hills area was Junior NTR, who along with his wife Pranitha, exercised his voting right. Though he was not keeping good health, Junior NTR had come to vote as it was his responsibility as a citizen, he said after casting his vote.
Popularly known to his fans as “young tiger”, Jr NTR said he envisaged Hyderabad as a green and clean city. Every citizen should utilize his right to vote to elect a good leader, he observed.
Basking in the limelight with the super success of his latest movie “Soggade Chinninayana”, Akkineni Nagarjuna walked along with his wife Amala with all smiles and cast his vote. Another film star and TDP MLA Nandamuri Balakrishna also exercised his franchise. His sister Nara Bhuvaneshwari, who is the wife of AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, came along with her son Nara Lokesh and daughter-in-law Brahmani and cast their votes. Incidentally Chandrababu Naidu was not listed as a voter in the GHMC.
Other film personalities who voted include actors Allu Arjun, Laxmi Manchu, Manchu Manoj, Producer and Director Dasari Narayana Rao and character actor and president of Movie Artistes’ Association Rajendra Prasad.
All film personalities after casting their votes, earnestly appealed to the citizens, especially the youth and first-time voters, to utilize their voting right to elect a suitable and capable leaders to transform Hyderabad into a smart city on global lines. (NSS)