More celebrities are extending their support to social activist Anna Hazare, who is on an indefinite hunger strike to press for a stringent anti-graft law. The 72-year-old activist began his hunger strike on Tuesday, demanding the government to draft a new Lokpal Bill, which will give more powers to Ombudsman to check corruption.
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has reportedly written a letter to voice his support for Anna Hazare’s movement. While other celebrities including Madhur Bhandarkar, Vivek Agnihotri and Anupam Kher have already made efforts to meet Anna Hazare personally at Jantar Mantar.
Some celebrities are taking the help of internet and social networking sites to voice their support. Here is what some of the celebrities have to say.
Anupam Kher: When somebody is fighting corruption, I don’t judge his ways. I applaud his intentions and actions. I am with ANNA HAZARE. Are you?
Madhur Bhandarkar: Overwhelming momentum generates in for Anna Hazare’s fight against corruption. Is India gonna be the next Egypt??
Sonakshi Sinha: It’s usually ONE person that makes a difference. Mahatma Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa. Kudos to Anna Hazare ! We’re with you.
Hrithik Roshan: I support Anna Hazare. It’s TIME to make a CHANGE!
Bipasha Basu: The biggest drawback of our country is the existence of corruption right from the grass root level right to the top!
Rana Daggubati: Support MUST be in deed… Join me at Indra Park to lend your support. Let us not co-exist with corruption. This is the most democratic movement of our times. A movement by the people, of the people for the people. Let it not stop at any cost.
Nagarjuna Akkineni: Hello my friends. Support Anna Hazare today for a brighter India tomorrow. Help eradicate corruption. Jai Hind!
Vivek Agnihotri: It’s time to fight out what are we fed up of? Congress? Government? Or the system? If it’s the system then its time to look in the mirror.
Mahesh Bhatt: Anna makes the Mahatma breathe again. The Gandhian creed is not the private property of the ruling party. It is the asset of entire nation.
Naseeruddin Shah: We have started accepting corruption as a way of life. We don’t think twice or feel bad about handing over Rs. 50 to a traffic cop or Rs. 50 crore to a neta. We don’t hitch as we think ‘ yeh toh chalta hai, yeh toh hota hai’ . But it happens because we let it happen and it will never stop till we don’t stop it.
What Anna Hazare is doing will definitely bring about a positive change in the way the system works. The need of the hour is for the youth of this country to awaken and fight against corruption. Only that and nothing else can help India become a corruption free nation.
Dia Mirza: Finally, people are voicing strong support for a man that has, should and will be a great example to our generation. I support Anna Hazare
Riya Sen: It’s unfortunate that today an individual has to opt for a hunger strike to build such awareness and shake our system.
Kamaal R Khan: Tomorrow at 3 pm I shall go to Jantar Mantar to support Anna ji. Every Indian should be ready for jail bharo andolan on 14th. Jai Hind!
Juhi Chawla: I am complete and absolute supporter of Shri Anna Hazare! All those with a conscience and a clean heart speak up.
Purab Kohli: Jee yo ‘Hazare’ saaal ‘Anna Sahib’!! (Long live Anna Hazare)
Onir: I Support Anna Hazare.
Pritish Nandy: Proud to see common man come out in support of Anna Hazare. It took a 72-year-old man to fast unto death to wake us up.
Ranvir Shorey: Anna Hazare’s crusade is a great litmus test to see if India has any grit left at all. Or have we become a country of corrupt schmoozers…
Shekhar Kapur: I support Anna Hazare’s fast for national debate on Lokpal Bill. Atleast need Parliament to come out and respond to issue. People like Anna Hazare will force a people’s movement against the system. Like Gandhi did against the British.
Rahul Bose: That it takes an Anna Hazare fasting unto death to effect systemic change is comment enough corruption part of our DNA.
Priyanka Chopra: Just read about Anna Hazare. It’s incredible to see the support he has received from across the country… Also what’s remarkable is the uprising of the youth of our country in support of Anna Hazare. I pledge my support to this cause,” she said.