Gauahar Khan casts her vote amid disappointment with management, appeals for Aadhaar Card voting

Bollywood actor Gauahar Khan faced challenges while attempting to cast her vote during the ongoing fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections in Mumbai.

On Monday, the actor took to her Instagram Stories to share her frustration after initially being denied the right to vote due to discrepancies in the voter list. Khan expressed her disappointment with the election management and called for Aadhaar Cards to be used as mandatory identification for voting.


Gauahar Khan detailed her experience on social media, saying, “I have an appeal. Why do we have Aadhar cards if we are not considered citizens enough to vote? Your Aadhaar card is your identity that you are an Indian citizen and you should be able to vote with that.”

Khan further highlighted the inconsistencies she observed at the voting counter. “People who have left the building are still on that list. I have seen it myself. And if I, my mom, my husband, everyone is registered on that building…. none of us are there. So how does one vote? We go with our Aadhaar card, ID proof and they say, ‘No you cannot vote.’” She emphasized the frustration, noting that it made “no sense” that the Aadhaar card was not considered sufficient proof for voting.

“Here literally people are fighting and going berserk over there because they have their IDs but the survey doesn’t have their name on the list. They are saying if you are not on the list then you cannot vote. I think that is the most basic deprivation of your rights to vote!” she added.

Despite the initial setback, Gauahar shared an update a few minutes later, revealing that she was finally allowed to vote. “Yes! Finally I have done it! Humne vote kar diya (We cast our vote)! I want to tell you no matter how difficult it is, it can be confusing. Lekin (But) please guys go and vote!”

The Lok Sabha elections saw several Bollywood celebrities actively participating and casting their votes. Stars like Ranveer Singh, Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, Aamir Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Kiara Advani, and Farhan Akhtar were spotted at polling stations across the city, showing their commitment to the democratic process.