Lok Sabha Elections 2024: 'Thalapathy' Vijay casts his vote in Chennai, gets mobbed trying to reach the polling booth

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: 'Thalapathy' Vijay Casts His Vote In Chennai, Gets Mobbed Trying To Reach The Polling Booth - Tamil Movie Cinema News
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The first phase of the 18th Lok Sabha elections started on Friday, April 19, in 21 states and union territories, and several leading Tamil cinema names arrived at polling stations in Chennai to cast their votes. Tamil actor Vijay, fondly addressed by his fans as 'Thalapathy', has also cast his vote in the General Elections 2024 today, but got mobbed trying to reach the polling booth. Photos and videos of Vijay dressed in a white shirt and dark trousers entering the polling station are now out and show him being accompanied by police personnel and trying to make his way through to enter the polling booth, while being surrounded by a group of photographers and videographers, and fans. 

Vijay returned to Chennai today morning from Russia where he was shooting for his upcoming film, The Greatest Of All Time, which is announced to open in cinemas worldwide on September 5. The actor was seen with a bandage on his left hand after sustaining a minor injury. Vijay's arrival to cast his vote in the first phase of the 2024 Parliamentary Elections at the polling booth in Kapaleeswaran Nagar in Neelankarai had been anticipated from the morning, with many fans and the press gathered outside his residence in Chennai from the wee hours. 

Back in February, Vijay announced his political entry by launching the Tamilaga Vettri Kazhagam, while stating that he will make his exit from cinema after completing his last film, the tentatively titled Thalapathy 69, which is yet to be announced. "Politics is not just another career for me. It is a sacred work for the people. Politics is not a hobby for me as it's my deepest desire. I want to fully involve myself in it. I would also like to inform that I am going to complete all duties on the film I have already agreed to, without interfering with party work, and fully engage in politics for the service of the people. I consider that as my debt of gratitude to the people of Tamil Nadu," the actor had said in his press note announcing the launch of the Tamilaga Vettri Kazhagam.