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Bollywood plays lead role in India elections

Bollywood plays lead role in India elections
 
Many top Bollywood actors have endorsed candidates of different political parties in India's upcoming elections. © Pathé Distribution

India's film industry, the legendary Bollywood, has been playing a lead role in the country's on-going epic elections, involving 900 million voters.

Many top actors have jumped aboard the political bandwagon of Prime Minister Narenda Modi as he seeks a second term.

Opposition parties too have been fishing for celebrities to try to dazzle undecided voters.

The 39-day marathon Indian ballot ends on Sunday May 19 with results expected four days later.

This report from correspondent Vikram Roy is presented by Michael Fitzpatrick.

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