Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s IIFA Awards outing under political scanner!

Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor Khan's IIFA Awards outing under political scanner!

An MLA from Thane has written to the President to take action against some top stars of Bollywood. Read on to know why

B-townies like Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Farhan Akhtar and Hrithik Roshan are scheduled to fly to America for IIFA Awards, which will be hosted between 23 and 27 April, we hear. What’s the big deal, you ask? Well, these dates coincide with the Lok Sabha Elections 2014. Obviously, if celebs who are worshipped by their fans fail to vote, they won’t set a great example for their followers, right? Now we hear that Pratap Sarnaik, a Member of Legislative Assembly, Thane has written to the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee to take action against these celebs who intend to miss casting their votes for Lok Sabha Elections due to IIFA awards.

Sarnaik told a popular daily, “The awards night is being hosted in America between 23 and 27 April. These dates coincide with our Lok Sabha elections. I’m told some of the biggest actors and renowned technicians are leaving the country in this period. There are people like Saif Ali Khan and others, who have been conferred with the Padma awards, in this group. How then, can such persons leave, without bothering to cast their vote? Actors are public figures who should lead by example. If they themselves do not exercise their franchise, they are bad role models. Such irresponsible behaviour should be condemned.”

He added, “The election dates were announced with ample notice. Ideally, the organisers should have changed their awards show dates. Or else, the stars who are performing and receiving awards should have impressed upon the organisers the need to change the date; they should have insisted they want to be in India on election day to cast their votes. This is such a serious issue that the passports of those leaving the country for their own monetary gain without casting their vote, should be impounded.”

Well, he does have a point, no? We wonder what Priyanka, Kareena and the others have to say about this. Do you think they will behave like responsible citizens or will they still leave for IIFA awards and set a bad example. We wonder how many others will be badly influenced by B-townies like Priyanka, Saif and Hrithik… Deep sigh!Subscribe to me on YouTube


  • Cattypuss

    Oh come on!!!! Why doesn’t India have a postal vote system?? In Australia people who won’t be in the country or cannot get to a voting booth for other reasons will pre-cast their vote which is lodged with the Electoral Commission. It’s not the actors fault if these dates clash>they are doing the country a great service by promoting Indian cinema to the world>what is up with this idiot Pratap Sarnaik???

    • shinus

      First of all you should be knowing the difference in population of Australia and India

      • Cattypuss

        Regardless of population, it would not be that hard to set up pre-cast voting in each province-especially in Mumbai where most of these actors live. By the way – I am fully aware of your countries population size, 1.3 billion and rising. Besides,I still get back to the point that these actors are promoting India to the world>what has Mr Pratap Sarnaik done other than to whinge about a problem that he could help solve. As a member of the Legislative Assembly he should be drafting laws that make life easier for the voting public.

  • yazz

    they can vote earlier on before the election day if they have to go to iifa why make that such a big deal

  • Juliana

    This ceremony will glorify India to the world! These people go there to serve their country no less than members of parliament. How can they blame in this? Pratap
    Sarnaik show criminal ingratitude for everything
    that these people do for the Indian people and their country! He also
    show his complete failure as a politician. This is not a problem for most people in other countries. Then what does Mr. Sarnaik in parliament if citizens
    do not have the opportunity to vote
    abroad?!!!! This is outrageous incompetence in legal surveys!!! It is a
    shame for the country’s laws
    if citizens are unable to exercise
    their rights in such circumstances. As the
    one who made ​​the car unfit to drive can blame the driver that the vehicle is not traveling?