Voting season has begun in India and as the country begins to cast their ballots, the stars of Bollywood have all come out to convince the youth, and otherwise, to vote, vote, vote!
Karan Johar in conjunction with Lead India went ahead to produce (and act) in an ad film known as Kuch Nahin Ho Sakta. It has been directed by Tarun Mansukhani of Dostana fame. The idea behind the short film is to let the citizen of India know that without their vote, nothing is possible for the country. While talking to a leading publication, Johar wrote about the importance of voting and the 11 superstars he casted for the film.
“India is going through a critical phase, and I feel the need to beseech every first-time voter to cast his vote and to make this election count,” he states. Each of the 11 superstars all played “different but crucial roles” for the ad film. It was the brainchild of newbie Imran Khan from which this idea stemmed into reality. K-Jo went on to claim, “It is he who started the ball rolling.” Later on more actors were more than eager to sign on and get involved. The likes of Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Ritiesh Deshmukh, Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Deepika Padukone, Asin, Sonam Kapoor and of course, Karan Johar are all a part of the two minute film which is supposed to be extremely inspiring.
The actors have all come together to hope and encourage India to spend some time to vote for their candidate. We’ll leave it to you to decide if the actors are convincing enough but in the meantime, kudos to the celebs for taking their social responsibilities seriously.