The 2014 Lok Sabha elections are being held in nine phases- from April 7 to May 12.

"We want to live in a happy country. After watching things on TV and reading about people, I think they are intelligent enough to make up their mind on who to vote and who not to," the 48-year-old actor said during an event here.

“Our country is going through elections. I think during the elections a lot of people say a lot of things... Whatever small, little knowledge that I have about these things I can only ask people to go out and vote for people who you would like to see as your leader,” he added.

The actor, who is currently shooting for Farah Khan's 'Happy New Year', further said that he may not attend this year’s India International Film Awards (IIFA) in Tampa Bay, US, due to his busy schedule.

"I am shooting all seven days a week for 'Happy New Year'. I won't get the time to go to IIFA this year. But I think others from the film may go for the award show," Shah Rukh said.

'Happy New Year' also stars Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani and Sonu Sood. The film is expected to hit theatres on October 23 this year.

(Agencies)

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