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Bollywood gung-ho over Hazare's victory

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) While the whole nation erupted in joy as veteran Gandhian Anna Hazare broke his 97-hour fast, the Bollywood tweeting brigade rolled up its sleeves and served a volley of messages saluting the 73-year-old.

2011-04-09T15:20:00Z
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New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) While the whole nation erupted in joy as veteran Gandhian Anna Hazare broke his 97-hour fast, the Bollywood tweeting brigade rolled up its sleeves and served a volley of messages saluting the 73-year-old.

Filmmaker Pritish Nandy, who Friday flew down to Delhi to participate in the protest demanding a stringent anti-graft bill, posted: 'For the first time a new generation of Indians identified with Gandhi and his techniques. While we thought they were outdated!.'

'The fact that Anna galvanised the youth across the nation makes this a great chance to use this youth power for India,' he added.

Versatile actor Anupam Kher posted: 'Life is about dreaming and hoping. Today's VICTORY may not eradicate corruption overnite but it is a great beginning (sic).'

Composer Vishal Dadlani wrote: 'If we just stand together like we have with Anna, India will be the greatest nation on earth, for REAL.'

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar posted: 'Congrats to each Indian. Annagiri has worked and democracy wins. One nation one voice. United India lightened India!.'

Ace photographer Atul Kasbekar tweeted: 'Anna Hazare, Ralegaon Siddhi, fantastic that a simple man from a place no one can point on a map shakes India in a week!(sic).'

'Incredible to witness the power of the people n that of its united thought! This was d 1st step now for the long march,' he added.

Writer Shobhaa Dee applauded the reformer and posted: 'Anna Hazare, Zindabad! Big victory for Young India. U can enjoy the IPL now. u have earned yr entertainment. Become cheerleaders 4 Clean India!'

Many other celebrities like Shilpa Shetty, Bipasha Basu, Purab Kohli too expressed their hapiness and shared their views on the micro-blogging website.

Shilpa Shetty: 'Anna Hazare has won:)Salute his gumption and selfless work..makes me feel very small..complete Respect!Now this is Democracy'.

Bipasha Basu: 'Corruption is our enemy n now d tools 2 fight it wil b stronger with d formation of this committee! V need more leaders like Anna Hazare! Ths victory of Anna Hazare shows d strength of ppl n r democracy!Its a very positive sign 4 India!.

Purab Kohli: 'Jeeyo Hazare Saal. Anna Sahib!'

Anubhav Sinha: 'Now it's up to us to destroy corruption INSIDE OUT. Corruption is an Enterprise that Anna took it upon himself to destroy. Now we must take a vow to eradicate the consumers of the Enterprise.'

Dia Mirza: 'The youth of India finally has reason to hope again. Jiyo Hazare Saal Anna Sahib!'

Uday Chopra: 'Now that the good guy has won, I can put some thoughts down on corruption. I will start with my basic premise'.

Mandira Bedi: 'Down with the Corrupt..'

Shekhar Kapur: 'Anna's victory against government, but b vigilant always, for victory can b short lived. When ppl celebrate victory against d parliament den system is wrong as govt shld act for n not against ppl.'

Mahesh Bhatt: 'Anna Hazare's movement shows how desperately India wants a leader and how disillusioned Indians are with the system.'


Bipasha Basu Dia Mirza Mandira Bedi Uday Chopra Shilpa Shetty Anupam Kher Mahesh Bhatt Anubhav Sinha Pritish Nandy Vishal Dadlani Purab Kohli Madhur Bhandarkar Atul Kasbekar


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