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 While we thought they were outdated!.'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.'