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Celebrities wish ‘Happy Independence Day’

As the nation celebrates its 72nd Independence Day, celebrities shared their wishes on social media to mark the occasion.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 15, 2018 5:00:50 pm
bollywood wishes independence day Celebrities flood social media with wishes on India’s 72nd Independence Day.

India is celebrating its 72nd Independence Day today. Bollywood celebrities, in particular, have been active since morning and have been tweeting their wishes. Ranveer Singh wished his followers by sharing a picture of himself with a bunch of children waving the national flag. Mohanlal, Jr NTR, Manoj Bajpayee, Hansal Mehta, Yami Gautam and Manisha Koirala are some of the celebrities who have posted their wishes on Twitter.

Also Read: The meaning of Patriotic Indian, according to Bollywood

Interestingly, Independence Day is an important day for Bollywood as well in terms of box office, as Akshay Kumar starrer Gold and John Abraham’s Satyameva Jayate have hit the screens today. While it is too early to say anything, Gold is expected to outshine the Milap Zaveri directorial.

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Here is a look at what celebrities are saying on India's 72nd Independence Day.


    17:00 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Prachee Shah shared a video while playing the national anthem on Sitar

    Mulk actor Prachee Shah Pandya played the national anthem "Jana Gana Mana" on the sitar.

    16:47 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Shah Rukh Khan shared a picture of his son AbRam on Independence Day

    SRK tweeted, "Tum hi Bhavishya ho mere Bharat Vishal ke, Iss Desh ko rakhna mere bachhon sambhaal ke..." along with a picture of his youngest kid, AbRam.

    16:33 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Rajkummar Rao wished his fans with a picture on Independence Day

    Aazadi Mubarak doston. Jai Hind ❤️❤️

    16:21 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Taimur Ali Khan was spotted waving the national flag too

    Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan's son Taimur Ali Khan grabbed eyeballs when he stepped out waving India's national flag to the shutterbugs. He even wore tricolour clothes, leaving everyone in awe of the kid.

    16:12 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Amruta Khanvilkar posted a video where she is singing a song from Raazi

    Raazi actor Amruta Khanvilkar also crooned the song "Ae Watan" at an event, and shared the video from the same on Twitter.  She wrote, "#AeWatan with the wives of the police officers at the thane police quarters .. their spirit and fearlessness stunned me ... a salute to all these ladies who truly represent the #spiritofindia"

    16:04 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Hrithik Roshan also wished the nation

    Hrithik Roshan, who will next be seen in Super 30, tweeted, "Happy Independence Day beautiful people. Jai hind."

    15:57 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Freedom is a chance for us to be better, says Vaani Kapoor

    Vaani Kapoor tweeted, "This #IndependenceDay, let's celebrate the freedom of spirit & thoughts.
    Salute to all the freedom fighters who endured sufferings for the love of our nation. Salute to this freedom which is a chance for us to be better.
    One Nation. One Vision. One Identity! Vande Mataram 🇮🇳"

    15:46 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Karan Johar posted a family picture to wish his fans on Independence Day

    Filmmaker Karan Johar took to Instagram to share a picture with his family, including mother Hiroo Johar and his twin kids Yash and Roohi. He wrote along, "I love my country! And this is my world!!!! ❤️"

    15:30 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Salim Merchant shared a picture on Independence Day
    15:20 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Vicky Kaushal also wished his fans

    Vicky Kaushal, who recently won the Best Supoorting Award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, tweeted, "Wish you all a very Happy Independence Day! 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳✨"

    15:12 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Boman Irani remembered those who made sacrifises for the country.

    Boman Irani shared a photo with the Indian Navy cadets.

    15:05 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Nushrat Bharucha posted her picture on Independence Day
    14:51 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Kartik Aaryan celebrated Independence Day with the kids of in his school

    Kartik Aaryan, who is currently shooting for Dinesh Vijan’s Luka Chuppi in his hometown, Gwalior, took time off to celebrate the Independence Day at his alma mater, St. Pauls High School.

    14:40 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Dhanush says nothing is more precious than independence

    Dhanush wrote, "‘Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty.’ #HappyIndependenceDay, everybody. Let’s keep the independent spirit of our nation alive as we march into the 72nd year as a free country."

    14:39 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Saluting our soldiers who keep our country safe, says Sidharth Malhotra

    Sidharth Malhotra tweeted, "Freedom, respect and tolerance have to work together for us to be a truly strong nation. Saluting our soldiers who fight everyday to keep our country safe. Happy Independence Day to everyone #IndiaIndependenceDay #JAIHIND #स्वतंत्रतादिवस"

    14:33 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Team Mulk shared a video singing the National Anthem

    Mulk director Anubhav Sinha posted a video where the entire cast of the hit film are seen singing the National Anthem, evoking patriotism.

    14:23 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Sushmita Sen wished fans with a video of her daughter Alisah singing a patriotic song
    14:15 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Shahid Kapoor gave out a message while promoting his film batti Gul Meter Chalu

    Shahid kapoor, whose upcoming film Batti Gul Meter Chalu deals with the problem of inflated electricity bills, shared a video where he spoke about power conservation.

    14:04 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Sonakshi Sinha shared her picture with the national flag to wish everyone
    13:55 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Kriti Sanon said 'there’s freedom waiting for you on the breezes of the sky'

    Kriti Sanon posted a beautiful wish along with a picture.

    13:42 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Spread this spirit of love and belongingness for India, says Arjun Kapoor

    Actor Arjun Kapoor, who will next be seen in Namaste England, tweeted, "This Independence Day, let us all pledge to become a better citizen, a better child to our mother India. Spread this spirit of love & belongingness for a country we call our home. A country who has made us who we are today. #IndependenceDayIndia"

    13:32 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Shreya Ghoshal shared a video singing the patriotic song "Aye Mere Wtan Ke Logon"
    13:23 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Music maestro AR Rahman wished from Oakland
    13:22 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Riteish Deshmukh wished his fans with a quirly dubsmash
    13:11 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Javed Akhtar gave emphasis on some majoy issues prooding India right now

    Lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar wrote, "Happy Independence Day to all my Indian sisters and brothers. Today let’s take a pledge that we will work towards eradicating poverty , pollution, prejudice and injustice from our country . Jai Hind .!!"

    13:05 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Dulquer Salmaan also wished everyone on Independence Day
    13:04 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Alia Bhatt reminded her fans of her last hit film Raazi, with its song

    Alia Bhatt tweeted the lyrics of the song, 'Ae Watan' from Raazi, wishing everyone on Independence Day.

    12:54 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Salman Khan gave a deep message on Independence Day

    Salman Khan took to Twitter and wrote, "Wishing sab ko a v happy independence day. B financially independent but try n remain emotionally dependent, all the happiness n success to all . #HappyIndependenceDay2018"

    12:45 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Sui Dhaaga actors Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma wished fans

    Sui Dhaaga duo Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma are soaked in the patriotic fervour today.  Sharing a picture, Varun tweeted, "Freedom is something we shall never take for granted we all have the right to dream and shape our own futures. हमारी तरफ से आप सबको स्‍वतंत्रता दिवस की शुभकामनाएं #HappyIndependenceDay"

    12:36 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Ali Abbas Zafar shared a teaser of his film Bharat

    Director Ali Abbas Zafar took to Twitter to share a little sneak-peek into his upcoming film Bharat, starring Salman Khan. The movie is slated for an Eid 2019 release.

    12:27 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Anurag Kashyap wished Indians to be independent in their thoughts and actions.

    Marmarziyaan director Anurag Kashyap also tweeted, 'Today let’s free ourselves from our prejudices, our fears and find the courage to be independent in our thoughts and our actions and stand with the truth... happy Independence Day'

    12:18 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Happy birthday India, Swara Bhasker wrote

    Veere Di Wedding star Swara Bhasker wrote a striking message on Independence Day, along with a picture wearing the tricolour bangles. 

    12:02 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Let us celebrate the gift of freedom, says Madhuri Dixit.

    Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit Nene tweeted, "On the occasion of Independence day, let us remember the sacrifices of our freedom fighters and celebrate this gift of freedom✨ #HappyIndependenceDay to all my fellow Indians 🇮🇳"

    11:53 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Bollywood wishlist for India on Independence Day 2018

    11:45 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Prakash Raj wished for a fearless society on Independence Day

    Prakash Raj tweeted, "Happy Independence Day......lets pledge to continue to celebrate the freedom of an inclusive..fearless ..society..."

    11:36 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Anil Kapoor wants the nation to 'unite' this Independence Day

    Actor Anil Kapoor, who was recently seen in Fanney Khan took to Twitter and wished his fans. He wrote, "This #IndependenceDay, let’s unite & pledge to write a better & brighter future for the land we call our home! Happy Independence Day #India!"

    11:26 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Lets conquer all our fears, says Sayyeshaa

    Sayyeshaa tweeted, "Happy Independence Day! #JaiHind 🇮🇳 Lets conquer all our fears and encourage positivity and achievement! 💃"

    11:17 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Aamir Khan wished fans in a special way

    Actor Aamir Khan shared one of the episodes of his flagship television show, Satyamev Jayate, titled 'The Idea of India' along with the tweet, 'Wishing everyone a very happy Independence Day!'

    11:03 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Think about those who tirelessly fight to ensure that we feel safe and secure, says Yami Gautam

    Yami Gautam posted on Twitter, "This Independence Day, let's take a moment to think about those who tirelessly fight to ensure that we truly get to feel safe and secure. Tag the brave hearts you know who protect us, and together let's thank them! Happy Independence Day."

    10:53 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Remembering all those who gave up their present for the today we live, says Nimrat Kaur

    Nimrat Kaur shared on Twitter, "Remembering all those who gave up their present for the today we live. Here's embracing o'r 72nd year of independence with the hope that our freedom is celebrated with the responsibility and the promise of a tomorrow which we will be proud of. Jai Hind. Happy Independence Day."

    From Amitabh Bachchan to Mohanlal, celebrities wished their friends and fans a Happy Independence Day on Wednesday.