Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone on Monday cast her vote for the Lok Sabha elections and shared a selfie with her inked finger, setting aside speculation about her citizenship.
"Never has there been any doubt in my mind about who I am or where I'm from. So for those of you confused on my behalf... please don't be! Jai Hind! Proud to be an Indian go vote," Deepika wrote in her tweet.
Her post was in reference to speculation about her citizenship since she was born in Copenhagen, Denmark.
In a video online, Deepika is also seen fielding a question on her citizenship at a press event.
She said: "I hold an Indian passport... from where do you get this information anyway."
When she was cross-questioned about having been born in Denmark, Deepika said: "But I still have an Indian passport. There's a lot of complication and I am very much an Indian, a proud Indian citizen."
Deepika Padukone was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1986. But after a year after her birth, Deepika's parents, Prakash Padukone and Ujjala Padukone, shifted to Bengaluru. Deepika’s husband, Ranveer Singh had stepped out earlier in the day to vote. The Gully Boy actor was accompanied by his father Jagjit Singh Bhavnani. The entertaining actor was surrounded by fans at the polling booth, all enthusiastic to click a selfie with Ranveer.
For casting her vote on Monday, Deepika chose a casual look in a pair of jeans and a loose shirt.
On the Bollywood front, Deepika will next be seen in "Chhapaak", a film based on an acid attack survivor and directed by Meghna Gulzar. It also stars Vikrant Massey.
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