As the country undergoes last phase of polling for Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Farhan Akhtar's late appeal to Bhopal electorates left Twitterati having a field day. The actor took to Twitter to appeal Bhopal to cast their vote considering several important factors. "Dear electorate of Bhopal, it's time for you to save your city from another full-of-gas tragedy. #SayNoToPragya #SayNoToGodse #RememberTheMahatma #ChooseLoveNotHate,'' he wrote. Well, there is no issue with the tweet or language but the main thing is, Bhopal has already voted.
Yes, Bhopal underwent polls a week back and this gave Twitterati an opportunity to slam him left, right, and centre. Such a goof-up was not expected from Farhan who comes from a family that has good political knowledge. While his father Javed Akhtar, renowned lyricist is quite vocal, his step-mother Shabana Azmi is not scared to call a spade a spade.
Bhopal voters have already cast their vote on May 12 with a high voter turnout of 65.69 per cent. Hence, Farhan's tweet was not taken lightly. ''Bhai whatsapp group sahi time pe check kiya karo. Aisa tweet karne ka instruction ek week pehle mila hoga. Ab toh ho gayi voting Bhopal mein,'' wrote a user. ''He tweeted using internet explorer from iPhone,'' commneteed another. Check out the tweets.For unversed, Bhopal is one of the hot-seats in the country where there is a contest between Congress's Digivijaya Singh and Bharatiya Janata Party's Sadhvi Pragya Thakur.
On the professional front, Farhan will next be seen in Shonali Bose's The Sky Is Pink, which marks the comeback of Priyanka Chopra in Bollywood after three years. The film, which also stars Zaira Wasim, is based on the life of Aisha Chaudhary, who became a motivational speaker after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. The Sky Is Pink is scheduled to release on October 11 this year. Meanwhile, Farhan is also preparing for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Toofan.