Many celebrities went to cast their vote at the 11th general election, which was held on December 30. Some of them shared images of their inked thumb on social media, to encourage their fans to vote. Some shared comments to various media about the elections, and some directly endorsed a party on their Facebook wall. Dhaka Tribune Showtime compiled this list of celebs who could not keep the election fever at bay on their social media
Film actor Omar Sani shared a selfie and a photo of his inked thumb, as soon as he was done with voting. Omar shared both images on Facebook, and captioned them: “Exercise your rights to brighten future.”
Shakib Khan voted at a centre for Dhaka 17 constituency. He told various media: “I want all formalities related to election to end within one day. We are going through festive times due to the election. As all the parties are participating.”
Due to the election, Shakib did not shoot any films this week. He told media, that he will keep his eye on the election news all day.
Shakib last did shooting on December 23 for his new film “Ektu Prem Dorkar.” He will begin shooting for films from January 2019 onwards.
Actor Bappy Chowdhury is a voter for Narayanganj 5 constituency. After casting his vote in the afternoon, he shared photos on social media with the caption: “Voted for the second time. I voted for a deserving candidate who would definitely maintain the consistency of development.”
Bappy also said, “I wish the best of luck to our Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal uncle, film legend Farooque bhai, Sohel Rana bhai, and Mirpur’s Md Ilias Uddin Mollah uncle. I hope they achieve victory.
Bappy wants the new government to make 300 multiplexes. He told various media: “For improving films, there is no other alternative besides making good cinema halls. The environment, for watching films, needs to be made comfortable. Therefore, I want 300 multiplexes from the government.
Bappy made his debut in Dhallywood in 2012 with the film “Bhalobashar Rong.” He received praise in his very first film. Eventually he became very popular actor for working in many films after that. Some of his new films will be released in 2019.
Jon Kabir also voted and encouraged people to vote. He shared a status on social media that reads: “I bite my nails to the degree that I can’t post my thumb shot. Having said that, I casted my vote. So that, I can praise or complain about the government, regarding their actions for next five years. Go vote.”
Meanwhile, Shakib Chowdhury of Cryptic Fate encouraged everyone to vote through the following social media message: “Voting is the only thing that gives adults the right to criticize the government. If you don’t vote then you should not complain about anything regarding Bangladesh in the next five years. So vote.”
Ashna Habib Bhabna
Actor Ashna Habib Bhabna also cast her vote on the day of the election. She shared photos of her experience with the caption: “First time voter. Feeling like its Eid.”