There is one week left until the World's largest democracy counts its votes and decides on its next prime minister. The long running election campaign, which started on April 7, has been compared to an epic Bollywood film, with political clashes featuring an all star line-up. With Bollywood split over who to support, it's been left to the audience to pick its hero and decide the villain.
During the election campaign, the controversial prime ministerial candidate for the far right party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Narendra Modi, has attracted the World's media attention. Tipped as a frontrunner, he has had backing from many of Bollywood's heavyweights like Amitabh Bachan, Hema Malini, Anupan Kher, Satish Mane-Shinde, Vivek Oberoi and Lata Mangeskar. Many of whom have touted his record for a flourishing economy in the state of Gujarat, despite his reputation for overlooking the massacre of over 1000 Muslims in 2002.
Star power in politics, nothing new