Bollywood acts against corruption
Film stars and directors have their say“The people’s hurricane hits the government!! And there is no shelter this time... ANNA HAZARE is a storm to reckon with!! RESPECT!!!,” filmmaker Karan Johar wrote on twitter.
Mahesh Bhatt, who had termed Mr Hazare’s Jan Lokpal Bill as ‘fascist’, said: “Anna and all those who stood by him have a right to feel triumphant. Congrats to Anna. The Govt did not have the moral courage to lock horns with his movement because their hands were stained with blood.”
“Today I’m truly proud to be an Indian. Today is Anna-Pendence day!! Anna Sahib breaks Anshan. His fight against corruption will give us better future ahead. Jai Hind! Jai Anna! Jai Lokpal,” actress Prachi Desai said.
“To a new beginning. Let’s applaud Anna for leading the people of India into a non-violent show of strength. I’m proud to be an Indian. Jai Ho,” veteran actress Shabana Azmi said.
“Anna unites the people b4 breaking his fast. A big day for India. Now it’s our responsibility to sustain this momentum (sic),” actor-director Farhan Akhtar said.
Bipasha Basu tweeted: “Anna is our true leader and his spirit has made everyone conscious that we can do away with corruption and need not accept it as a part of our lives. Big step forward for India n all of us (sic).”
“Anna Hazare’s strong words stay with me. ‘Be pure in your thoughts n actions! Protest against the wrong but peacefully!,” she added.
“Anna ji, you have already achieved the impossible. Parliament is finally debating on a topic FOR THE PEOPLE. God give you long life. Thank you Anna. Thank you Jan Lokpal team and the biggest THANKS to the PEOPLE of our Great Country for their courage and belief. JAI HO,” Anupam Kher said.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar said: “Every generation needs a new revolution. Hats off to Annaji. Jai Hind.”
“Anna’s fight is in every home. This will impact everyone of us for years to come! In my life, I hope I’m able to keep this alive in my small way,” actress Lara Dutta said.
Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur said: “6 am. Woke to a new dawn, a new freedom, and saw a distant star of hope shining brighter and closer to every Indian heart... proud to be Indian.”
“I am proud to have witnessed India that I have in the last 11 days. Even more proud of parliamentarians who upheld the democracy. Thank you Annaji Hazare for the awakening,” actress Dia Mirza said.
Riteish Deshmukh tweeted: “ANNA stands tall today — PEOPLE stand tall today — INDIA stands tall today — a day to remember.”
Actress Raveena Tandon was unhappy about the fact that she could not witness the end of Hazare’s agitation at Ramlila Maidan.
“Disgusting!! Just when we were waiting to watch Anna break his fast, glued to our screen, heavy rains start and there goes off the tata sky again!,” Raveena tweeted.
Rajnikanth, Nagarjuna, Vijay, Aamir Khan and Om Puri, director Rajkumar Hirani, Kailash Kher and Sonu Nigam also visited the Ramlila ground. Actor Raghuvir Yadav. Bhojpuri actor and singer Manoj Tiwari was also seen there. Mumbai's Azad Maidan also saw participation from Vishal Dadlani of musical duo Vishal and Shekhar, actor Purab Kohli, producer-actor Raghu Ram, Celina Jaitly and Shreyas Talpade. Then Bipasha Basu and Shekhar Kapur tweeted their support.Dasari Narayana Rao, actor couple Jeevitha and Rajasekhar, actor Babu Mohan and others participated in it. Kannada superstars Vijay Raghavendra, Srinagara Kitty, Shivaraj Kumar, Ganesh and veteran actor Master Hirannaia Vijay came together and took out another anti-corruption rally in support of Anna in Bangalore.
Kerala stars have been quiet, seems those stars have different opinions.