The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections are being held in Mumbai today and superstar Shah Rukh Khan was photographed voting in the evening. Shah Rukh waved from his car to the cameras. Other Bollywood stars such as Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, actor-politician Rekha and filmmaker Zoya Akhtar voted in the morning. Anushka Sharma posted a picture of herself on social media after casting her vote, captioned: "Started my morning by casting my vote. Voting is our duty towards our country and its progress. Please go out and vote. #VoteKarMaharashtra." Ranveer Singh also posted a picture of his inked finger his visit to the polling booth, captioned simply: "Vote." Some celebrities will have to skip voting because of work commitments. Priyanka Chopra, we already know, is filming Quantico abroad and will not be able to vote.Take a look at the pictures posted by celebrities after casting their votes:
Rekha, Gulzar and Zoya Akhtar were photographed at polling booths:
Actor Shah Rukh Khan showed his inked finger to the cameras
Rekha poses for the cameras after casting her vote
Lyricist Gulzar casts his vote
Zoya Akhtar casts her vote
Other actors who have voted include Prem Chopra, John Abraham, Shraddha Kapoor, filmmaker Kiran Rao, Sanjay Dutt's wife Maanayata Dutt and Vindu Dara Singh. Ahead of polls, Varun Dhawan and Arjun Kapoor had urged Mumbaikars to vote.
Shraddha Kapoor at the polling booth
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai posed for the cameras after casting his vote
Sachin Tendulkar and wife were also photographed at the polling booth in Mumbai
Prem Chopra casts his vote
Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra showed his inked finger
Sanjay Dutt's wife Manyata Dutt casts her vote
John Abraham showed his inked fingers to the cameras
Salim Khan and Arbaaz at the polling booth
Vivek and his father Suresh Oberio casts their vote
Singer Kailash Kher showed his inked finger
Suniel Shetty also posted on social media urging the residents of Mumbai to cast their votes. His picture on Twitter was captioned: "Point a finger at them only when you get this point on your finger! #Vote to earn the right to question! #VoteKarMaharashtra."
In this BMC election, 2,275 candidates are contesting for 227 seats. The candidates are drawn from 13 political parties, including Shiv Sena, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, Nationalist Congress Party, Congress and BJP. The results of the BMC elections will be announced on February 23.