'Chaliye Beta': Akshay Kumar dodges question about not voting | Video

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Actor Akshay Kumar chose to ignore and walk away when he was questioned about not voting in the Lok Sabha elections here.

Akshay, who recently grabbed headlines for his "non-political" interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been widely trolled for not casting his vote on Monday.

"Chaliye beta, chaliye (let's go son, let's go)" is how Akshay responded when at a special screening of the film "Blank" on Tuesday, a mediaperson asked him about giving voting a miss.

He then walked away.

The actor has established his image as Bollywood's posterboy of patriotism with films like "Kesari", "Toilet - Ek Prem Katha", "Padman" and "Airlift".

The fact that he missed voting gave trolls a field day with jokes and memes.

Akshay was one of the prominent Bollywood celebrities whom Modi had tagged in a tweet, asking him to encourage voting. And the actor had duly complied.

"The true hallmark of a democracy lies in people's participation in the electoral process. Voting has to be a superhit 'prem katha' between our nation and its voters," Akshay had tweeted.

Meanwhile, reports has it that Akshay Kumar is actually a Canadian citizen and not Indian whereas his wife Twinkle Khanna had cast her vote.

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