Lok Sabha Elections: Priyanka Chopra tweeted a photo of her inked finger.Mumbai: Actor Priyanka Chopra, Congress candidate from Mumbai North and actor-turned politician Urmila Matondar, BJP lawmaker and actor Paresh Rawal and seasoned actors Rekha and Madhuri Dixit Nene were among the early celeb voters who reached election booths in Mumbai this morning to cast their votes as polling began in all six seats of country’s financial capital. Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani also voted at GD Somani School in Cuffe Parade soon after polling began at 7 am.”Every vote is a voice that counts,” Priyanka Chopra tweeted after casting her vote and shared a picture of her inked finger.This is the moment that matters….  Every vote is a voice that counts. #LokSabhaElections2019pic.twitter.com/L0AHJLL4uY— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 29, 2019Madhuri Dixit who voted at a polling booth in Juhu urged the citizens to “vote wisely”. “Voting is our right, let’s use it wisely! The future of our country is in our hands. Let’s do our duty and #VoteForIndia. (sic),” she tweeted.Voting is our right, let’s use it wisely! The future of our country is in our hands. Let’s do our duty and #VoteForIndiapic.twitter.com/TrFUVEFWJS— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) April 29, 2019Actor Aamir Khan, along with his wife filmmaker Kiran Rao, visited the polling booth at St. Anne’s High School in Bandra just before 10 am. “It’s an extremely important day for all of us. It is very important for each and every individual to be part of this. Both Kiran and I have done to do this…. There should be love, prosperity and progress in the country. People should keep this in mind and come out to vote,” he said, after casting his vote.Actor and producer Ajay Devgn arrived at a polling booth with wife Kajol. Actor Ajay Devgn spotted with wife KajolFormer Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India and actor Anupam Kher tweeted a video and urged people to “participate in the festival of democracy”. I exercised my democratic right. Did you? Please vote.???????????? pic.twitter.com/D0br9H5laN— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) April 29, 2019Actor Kareena Kapoor and her counterpart Kangna Ranaut also voted before 12 pm. Actor Kareena Kapoor shows her inked fingerHDFC chairman Deepak Parekh said employment generation is one of the key issues in the elections as he voted at a polling booth in South Mumbai’s Peddar Road. “Whoever comes to power will have to spend some time on infrastructure issues. Jobs are being created but in service sector, not in manufacturing. We need land and labour reforms also which are pending for some time,” Mr Parekh told news agency ANI after casting his vote.Mr Parekh also said the ruling NDA government has “done a number of things to support financial inclusion”. “This government has done a number of things to support financial inclusion and if they come to power they will continue with it,” he said.Reserve Bank of India governor Shaktikanta Das was also spotted casting his vote at a polling booth in Peddar Road.BJP lawmaker Paresh Rawal, earlier this morning, appealed to the people to “come out and vote”. “We will be idiots if we keep complaining about problems and don’t vote. It’s important to vote. I appeal to voters to come out and vote,” he told news agency ANI.Actor and rugby player Rahul Bose “returned from a shooting in Hyderabad” to cast his vote, he said on Twitter. “Have you? Returned from shooting in Hyderabad to do this. Catching a flight out in two hours (sic),” the actor, who has featured in critically-acclaimed movies such as Earth and Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, tweeted.Have you? Returned from shooting in Hyderabad to do this. Catching a flight out in two hours. #DanceOfDemocracy#MayTheBestIdeasWinpic.twitter.com/KCTqwLEToq— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) April 29, 2019Actor and producer Dia Mirza casts her vote in Mumbai.Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran and Adi Godrej were also among the early voters. N Chandrasekaran and his wife voted at a polling booth at Worli in Central Mumbai, while Godrej cast his ballot in the Malabar Hill area in south Mumbai. Auto major Mahindra and Mahindra’s managing director Pawan Goenka voted an election booth in Juhu.Mumbai, the Maximum City, is witnessing high profile contests in three of the six parliamentary  constituencies voting today. In Mumbai North-Central, BJP’s Poonam Mahajan is contesting against Congress’s Priya Dutt; Urmila Matondkar has been fielded by the Congress against BJP lawmaker Gopal Shetty in Mumbai North. Congress leader Milind Deora, who has received endorsement from industrialists Mukesh Ambani and Uday Kotak among others, is contesting from Mumbai South against Shiv Sena Sena’s sitting lawmaker Arvind Sawant.In 2014, the Shiv Sena and the BJP combine won all six seats in the city.The Congress and its ally, Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress party or the NCP, are trying to wrest the the six constituencies from the Sena-BJP alliance. Seventy two Lok Sabha seats across nine states, including 17 seats in Maharashtra, are voting today in the fourth phase of seven-phased national elections which began on April 11; results will be declared on May 23.Get the latest election news, live updates and election schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on ndtv.com/elections. 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