Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna

Updated: August 23, 2011 09:47 IST

Well-known south Indian film personalities are supporting Anna Hazare's demand for a strong anti-corruption bill, with actor Nagarjuna urging the people to support the Gandhian "for a brighter India".

Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Shekhar Kapur: #Anna n d ppl have won d battle. The war against corruption lies ahead.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Lara Dutta: Anna's fight is in every home.This will impact every1 of us for years to come!In my life I hope I'm able 2 keep this alive in my small way.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Anupam Kher: Agar Ek 74 saal ka Hindustani Bhookhe reh kar Ahimsa ke raaste pe chal kar poore HINDUSTAN ko EK kar Sakta hai to #KucchBhiHoSaktaHai.:)
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
As news of the Lok Sabha adopting Anna's resolution poured in, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher took to Twitter to express his views.

Anupam Kher: THANK YOU ANNA. THANK YOU #JanLokpal TEAM. And biggest THANKS to the PEOPLE of our Great Country for their COURAGE and BELIEF. JAI HO.:)
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Anand Mahindra: Compromise is not always a bad word. It's part of the DNA of democracy.Hope it will be on display in abundance in Delhi over the next 48hrs
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Bipasha Basu: This deadlock is disturbing.10th day of fast for Anna.What is the way forward?Wht happens from here?

Well,Pranab Mukherjee says we will find a solution tom after the all party meeting!I am just being hopeful!

Dialogue n Debate is d need of d hour. The Janlokpal bill needs 2 be introduced in d parliament asap and an open discussion shuld happen.

Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Sonam Kapoor: I've got hundreds of tweets asking me if I support Anna Hazare. Yes I do! He's a great man. And his cause is greater.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Shekhar Kapur: The Parliament must now seek a fresh mandate frm the people of India.
Fr a parliament 2 stand against wishes of the Ppl is nt only undemocratic, its true fascism. Time fr Parliament 2 b dissolved.
When the PPl are in conflict with the Parliament thn its time fr a General election.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
R. Madhavan: That shld surely tantamount to SOMETHING.whatever the criticism for Anna & his methods one cannot ignore this massive demand by the public.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Purab Kohli: Come on Dr. Manmohan Singh. Almost there. We know u can do it.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
According to reports, south Indian actor Vijay will join Anna Hazare at the Ramlila Ground on Thursday (August 25).
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Superstar Rajinikanth has come out strongly in support of Anna Hazare and his campaign for an effective Jan Lokpal Bill. India Against Corruption (IAC) today released a statement from the superstar in Chennai.

"I wholeheartedly support the IAC movement in their campaign to get the Jan Lokpal Bill legislated in Parliament. I'm very happy that we have a very able and dedicated leader in Anna Hazare to lead the fight against corruption," the superstar, hailed as the Thalaivar by many, said.

"I congratulate all the Indians who have lent their support to this bloodless revolution! This kind of peaceful movement is possible only in India which is the birthplace of Satyagraha," the superstar added.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Anupam Kher:
Anna as a soldier. He fought for the people of our country in 1965. He is doing the same in 2011.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Fardeen Khan:
Anna Hazare: The Power of One.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Director Prakash Jha said, "I am in favour of any campaign that intends to cleanse corruption from the country."
(Source: IANS)
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Rahul Bose:
going to bed with thunder, rain, lightning & ominous portents for the morrow. and I'm not just talking about the weather. #govtteamannatalks
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Rajinikanth's elder daughter Aishwarya Dhanush tweeted: "I want my children to grow up in a corruption free India. So would you! I support Anna... Vande Mataram.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Actor Shriya Saran also lent her support to Anna, the actress tweeted: "I'm very proud of Anna...one man for all of us! All of us with this one man! Together we will win."
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
After legendary actor Rajinikanth put his weight behind Anna Hazare, superstar Suriya too has expressed his support for him.

The actor joined the token fast in Chennai to support Anna, whose fast entered the eighth day today.

"(It is) Wonderful to see the movement against corruption. We should not let the momentum die. Jan Lokpal makes lots of sense. Sustainability is important," he said. "I take a pledge to not bribe anyone for anything," the actor added.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Actor Bhagyashree joined a group of Anna supporters in Chicago and posted this image saying: "Young Anna Hazare at Chicago. People thronged to support for @janlokpal." She further tweeted: "Support for Anna Hazare unbelievable. Yeh hein Sahi Kranti ki Shurvat."
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Neha Dhupia: all in one support for #annahazare and lord krishna! happy #janmashtami everyone...
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Actor Vidya Balan joined others in Bollywood to show support for Anna Hazare. Seen here at the recently-concluded Lakme Fashion Week.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Hrithik Roshan: ANNA HAZARE's actions reflect a rare kind of selflessness. I support him!
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Bollywood stars Celina Jaitly and Shreyas Talpade joined a rally in Mumbai to support Anna Hazare.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Lata Mangeshkar extended her support to Anna Hazare's fight against corruption via Twitter.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Amitabh Bachchan: I feel dwarfed by the strength of conviction by this India .. determined, clear in thought and ready to take on any obstacle...
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Bipasha Basu posted this pic of herself on Twitter and said: Jan Lokpal Bill will make the difference that we really need. Praying for Anna's health and bravado!
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
She further tweeted: Anna is India, India is Anna!101 is the number to kill corruption! That is the no. we all want peacefully!
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Javed Akhtar:
The solution is not in a bureaucratic machinery of more than 50000 babus but in empowering aam aadmi thru RTI ,police & judicial reforms.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Chetan Bhagat:
What is lost is people's faith in Parliament. That needs to be restored. Slamming Anna won't do it.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Anupam Kher: This anti corruption movement has also brought a great sense of pride of being an INDIAN in us. Look at that sea of flags. JAI HO.:)
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Atul Kasbekar
RT @thekiranbedi: bit.ly/noAhKE here r comparative presentations of lokpal bills on Youtube on why the govt bill is a DUD. Pl RT
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Priyanka Chopra: The kurekshtra of the war against corruption shifts to Ramlila Maidan! God and India is with YOU, Anna!
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Minissha Lamba: This has been d most historic Independence I have witnessed. 74yr old Anna Hazare leads Gen Y India in a Gandhian revolution.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Shashi Tharoor:
Animated discussion on corruption, politics&LokPal Bill with Youth Congress activists from Kerala.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Shekhar Kapoor: AnnaHazare has raised the consciousness of India n v the PPl have realized tht the power 2 change lies within us.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Ken Ghosh:
Request everyone to go through the youtube link i retweeted of @thekiranbedi quite an eye opener. All the more reason for a public debate.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Film personalities across India have shown their support for social-activist Anna Hazare. Telugu and Tamil film actor Nagarjuna was the latest, urging the people to support the Gandhian "for a brighter India".

Nagarjuna: "Hello my friends - support Anna Hazare today for a brighter india tomorrow. Help eradicate corruption. jai hind! Jai Jan LokPal."
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Ramya: "More power to Anna..praying for Hazaar more like him."
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Siddharth: "Yesterday's blunder has made even the few remaining pro-UPA news channels (take) a pro-Anna stance! Anything's possible now. Keep pushing."
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Smitha: "Little did the government expect that they would be the cause to make Annas moment so much more powerful. This is what is called FOOT IN MOUTH."

Ahead: Bollywood shows support to Anna Hazare.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
In protest against Anna Hazare's arrest, a huge crowd gathered at at the Azad Maidan in Mumbai, on Tuesday (August 16) afternoon.
They joined singer-composer Vishal Dadlani, as he sang Yeh desh hai veer jawaano ka and Rang de Basanti, while others shouted Vande Mataram and Inquilab zindabad .

Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Vishal, who wore a black ribbon, like many protesters, said: "Till Hazare is not let free, and till he doesn't win the movement, I will keep this band on my wrist."

Condemning Hazare's arrest, Vishal said: "Why would the government stop this protest? If they are stopping this movement against corruption, it just shows who they are. It is a non-violent way of protest and everyone can do it. "I am not here as a representative of Bollywood. It is my individual expression in support of Hazare's movement."

Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
"Back from Azad Maidan. This is the most peaceful METHOD of protest Ive ever seen.Will be back tom in peace and support. Free Anna Hazare Please," said Purab Kohli.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Purab sported a black t-shirt with Hazare's picture on it. The t-shirt read: "I Am Hazare".
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Producer-actor Raghu Ram also turned up to his their support for Anna Hazare.

Ahead: Bollywood's tweeting up support for Anna Hazare.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Bollywood took to Twitter to condemn the arrest of social activist Anna Hazare at 7.30 am on Tuesday (August 16) morning, minutes before he was to set out for his fast against corruption.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Javed Akhtar: I have had certain reservations about Anna's method but his arrest can not be condoned. It is undemocratic, unacceptable.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Shekhar Kapur: Arresting Anna Hazare will provoke sporadic violence bec he will not b able 2 control it from prison.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Mahesh Bhatt: I do not support Anna. But i support his right to protest peacefully. The Govt has failed to handle this issue with vision. Sad!
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Shabana Azmi: We condemn the arrest of Anna Hazare and his team and the ban on the proposed fast. Right to protest peacefully is a democratic right.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Madhur Bhandarkar: We totally condemn d arrest of Anna Hazare... Voices of ppl lke Anna can't be muffled by detaining them... He stands today as d voice of 120 cr Indians.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Farhan Akhtar: The Indian citizen has the right to protest peacefully. Anna's arrest is unconstitutional and shows symptoms of an authoritarian mindset.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Anupam Kher: Anna Hazare, Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal arrested even before they could reach JP park (in Delhi). Saddest day for Indian democracy. The MOST important thing for all of us to remember is to keep this protest absolutely PEACEFUL. That is what ANNA wishes.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Milind Soman: Azad Maidan today was astounding,such an atmosphere of patriotic fervour and brotherhood!

Milind also posted a picture of himself wearing 'I am Anna Hazare' cap.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Purab Kohli: Back 4m Azad Maidan.This is the most peaceful METHOD of protest Ive ever seen.Will be back tom in peace and support.Free Anna Hazare Please.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
R Madhavan: This move and method of preventing Anna Hazare is in my opinion most foolish and silly high handed act by the authorities. Big Mistake. Why is the Supreme court quiet on this blatant breach of Anna Hazare's right to peaceful protest.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Dia Mirza: It's clear the government today has made Anna Hazare a bigger hero than he already was.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Vishal Dadlani: They've arrested Anna Hazare. Bad move, government. BIG mistake! You've made yourselves look dictatorial, and Anna, even more of a martyr! Presenting Anna's draft to parliament is the right course forward, and his arrest is very wrong. Joining the protest at Azad Maidan today.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Sophie Choudry: Ironic that the day after Independence Day, govt decides that peaceful protests/fasts r unlawful? Isn't that how the Independence movement began yrs ago?! Am in London so cant b part of the protests 4 Anna's arrest today. Request u all 2 only be part of peaceful protests! Be heard but stay safe.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Gaurav Kapur: Bound to happen. Doesn't Anna know that the only way to protest safely in our country is to break shops & burn buses!
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Vishal Dadlani: Just back from Azad Maidan. Didn't get arrested today. Will try again tomorrow, and everyday, until Anna is released. Where were you guys?
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Pooja Bedi: Being corrupt is a crime. Fighting peacefully against corruption can never be a crime. A govt that differs, needs to rethink,or go!
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Suhel Seth: Anna not in the same ward as Kalmadi. Anna spared the corrupt and Kalmadi spared the opportunity to cleanse himself!
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Raveena Tandon: "Make it your movement too!! Wear a black band on your arm as a peaceful protest."

"Wearing a black band on my arm as protest right NOW!!," she added.

Ahead: More support for Anna.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
As support for Anna Hazare poured in for the second day today in Jharkhand, Team India Captain M S Dhoni's elder brother Narendra Singh Dhoni, pitched in for the social activist saying his demand for a strong Lokpal Bill should be accepted by the Centre in its totality.

"The Jan Lokpal Bill has to be brought immediately. I am supporting Anna with an open mind like any other citizen of the country," Narendra Singh Dhoni said. (PTI)
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Mahatma Gandhi's Private Secretary, nonagenarian V Kalyanam, has lent his support to Anna Hazare's followers in Chennai. On Tuesday, Mr Kalyanam joined a group of protestors in Chennai to express solidarity with the fight against corruption.

Today (August 17) a large number of people in Chennai observed a fast in support of Anna Hazare's anti-corruption campaign. For the second day today, Mr Kalyanam was present at the site to lend his support to the cause.

Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Stars from TV rallied for Anna Hazare in Mumbai.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Actors Monica Bedi, Sambhavna Seth and model Jesse Randhawa were among them.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Actor Anu Kapoor's show of support for Anna Hazare.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Model and dancer Jesse Randhawa joins the protest.
Film stars and prominent personalities back Anna
Monica Bedi joins the protest.

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