Bollywood continues to support Hazare
New Delhi/Mumbai: Bollywood actors and film-makers are showing full support for social activist Anna Hazare's movement against corruption. While it is talked- about at public events and on social networking sites, some like Anupam Kher and Farah Khan went the extra mile, and flew down to New Delhi to participate in the protest at Jantar Mantar.
Oscar winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman, said, "He (Hazare) is the voice of India. We all want change for the good things, for the upliftment of the poor. It (change) is going to happen, nothing can stop it." Actress Kareena Kapoor said "I stand in support, as a celebrity and as an Indian. I would like to fight against corruption."
"I did not touch my lunch yesterday and remembered the old man who is fabulously walking that road in Delhi. So, whenever there is some sense (being spoken) one has to stop and listen to it and follow the leader," said film director Amol Gupte.
Many, including Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Kapur and Sushmita Sen, continued to tweet messages of support. Here's what some of them had to say on Twitter:
Shabana Azmi: Anna Hazare embodies hope of a nation dat corruption can b rooted out Lokpal bill 1st drafted in 1972. arm yrself with information n join.
Shekhar Kapur: There is no revolution without momentum. The fire must spread beyond one man or one group n burn brightly for the whole nation.
Sushmita Sen: Ignoring anything long enough leads to complacency... A single life is capable of awakening a nation out of it's slumber.. I salute and support such a life.. THANKYOU SIR ANNA HAZARE!!!!!! the Lokpal bill has to pass.
Bipasha Basu: The biggest drawback of our country is the existence of corruption rt frm the grass root level rt to the top! Anna hazare is standing up for us, the ppl of India and he should be supported by us!
Shahid Kapoor: Respect to Anna Hazare for awakening the collective conscience of the country and reminding us there is never a wrong time to do the right. Make it count people!! Be the change.
Riteish Deshmukh: Am shooting in Hong Kong, the voice of Anna is heard all over the world - I support ANNA HAJARE (sic) and his campaign.
Vivek Oberoi: I request the youth of our great nation to stand up and fight for our right to a better india. This is the second freedom struggle of india, this is OUR freedom struggle! I support anna hazare and urge you all to support him and this great movement... jai hind!
Neha Dhupia: Tweeting In support of a positive democratic movement by Anna Hazare. Let's all come together as a nation and fight corruption.
Shirish Kunder: Until a few days back, "Anna" in the film industry meant Suniel Shetty. Now its Anna Hazare.