As you pass by the JVPD signal, one of the busiest in Juhu, you may be surprised to see actor Sahil Phull standing in the scorching sun holding a board to create awareness among onlookers about the importance of voting. His campaign — Vote and win a trip to a better India — aims at changing the mindset of those who do not vote.
Phull, 26, who claims to not have affiliation with any political outfit, was in Australia all these years. He recently moved back to explore a career in acting. He believes one vote can make a difference and is all set to make that work with a strong will.
Phull insists that the youth of India need to be more proactive and wisely select a person who can handle the country's governance.
"The response I have got so far to my campaign has been quite positive. I have got great support from youth. Nearly 30-35 people came up to me and said they will vote. This has encouraged me to go on (with what I am doing)," he says.
Ask him why he started his campaign and he promptly says, "I wanted to do something for the society."
He adds that he started it after observing better governance in other countries, which, he hopes, is replicated here in India.
According to Phull, his biggest inspiration has been the TV show Satyameva Jayate. "Politicians in business are steering the boat created mainly by the people, who do not vote and then blame the government. That needs to stop," he adds.