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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 ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/iLIOzuPsQS

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.

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