Actor Alia Bhatt has confessed that she and her mother will not be voting in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Alia Bhatt has said in a recent interview that she and her mother cannot vote in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Alia and her mother are British citizens, and doesn’t hold an Indian passport, which confines her from casting her vote.
Alia and her Kalank co-actors Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha were asked in a recent media interview how they can help influence the elections. “By voting,” said Varun, Aditya and Sonakshi. But when Alia was asked the question separately, she said, “I can’t vote.” Asked for a reason, she said, “Passport.”
Alia had expressed the same concerns before the last general elections, in 2014. She’d told the leading media house that, “Unfortunately, I can’t vote because I have a British passport. I am past the date (to get the official documents for voting) this time around, but I will try and get my voting card the next time (elections) once I get my dual citizenship. Well, India does not actually allow dual citizenship.
We hope that Alia and her mother get their Indian passport to cast their votes in the coming elections.