As India celebrated its 68th Independence Day Friday, Bollywood celebrities like veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar, actor Farhan Akhtar and filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar hoped for prosperity, progress and peace to prevail in the nation.
Here’s what they tweeted:
Lata Mangeshkar: Namaskar. Aap sab ko Swatantrata Diwas ki shubh kaamnaayein.
Karan Johar: Be the person our strong and resilient nation deserves…#HappyIndependenceDay
Farhan Akhtar: Happy Independence Day. Wish peace, progress & prosperity for all. Jai Hind.
Anupam Kher: Swatantarta Divas ke avsar per sabhi Baratvasiyon ko dher saari Shubhkamnaye. Happy Independence Day to Every Indian in the world. Jai Ho.:)
Hema Malini: Good morning! Wish u all a Very Happy & productive Independence Day! May the Lord always bless our country with plenty & prosperity for all.
Shabana Azmi: Let us value and guard our Independence, work towards preserving our pluralistic composite culture, democratic values and gender justice.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Wishing all my fellow Indians, a very happy Independence Day. Prosperity, Progress & Peace beckon upon a deserving nation. Vande Mataram!
Neha Dhupia: Sit back, cherish ur freedom,remember ur martyrs ,enjoy ur day off … Wishing every #indian out there a #HappyIndependenceDay #jaihind
Abhishek Bachchan: Happy Independence Day! #vandemataram
Onir: Wishing all of us a #HappyIndependenceDay . On the 67th year of independence I wish us freedom from corruption . Class gender n economic … Class gender and economic violence and exploitation . Freedom from #ipc377 and other regressive anti human rights laws. Love to all
Boman Irani: Happy Independence to one and all! Enjoy it with responsibility. Start by not breaking single traffic signal today!
Madhuri Dixit: Happy Independence Day to all!!
Anil Kapoor: Blessed to be a Indian. Happy Independence Day. Make in india.
Akshay Kumar: Change cannot come from one politician, it has to come from each one of us and not just for today…it’s a gradual process. Let’s be responsible & work towards it. #HappyIndependenceDay
Dia Mirza: “Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high” Happy Independence Day #India! #ILoveIndia
Sridevi: Wishing all a Happy Independence Day. May this day bring unity, progress, happiness and prosperity to all. Jai Hind #HappyIndependenceDay
Arjun Rampal: Happy Independence Day. It’s one free life. Live it to the fullest. Let nobody tell you how to live. #freedom
Subhash Ghai: Naya bharat.Nai disha. Hogi aaj ke baad. is our responsibilty ji not the govt…Happy independence day. Jai hind.
Preity Zinta: Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Indians! Was Inspiring 2see our PM’s add 2the nation & the Independence Day Parade. JAI HIND !
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