Bollywood gung-ho over Hazare`s victory
New Delhi: While the whole nation erupted in joy as veteran Gandhian Anna Hazare broke his 97-hour fast, the Bollywood tweeting brigade rolled up its sleeves and served a volley of messages saluting the 73-year-old.
Filmmaker Pritish Nandy, who Friday flew down to Delhi to participate in the protest demanding a stringent anti-graft bill, posted: "For the first time a new generation of Indians identified with Gandhi and his techniques. While we thought they were outdated!."
"The fact that Anna galvanised the youth across the nation makes this a great chance to use this youth power for India," he added.
Versatile actor Anupam Kher posted: "Life is about dreaming and hoping. Today`s VICTORY may not eradicate corruption overnite but it is a great beginning (sic)."
Composer Vishal Dadlani wrote: "If we just stand together like we have with Anna, India will be the greatest nation on earth, for REAL."
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar posted: "Congrats to each Indian. Annagiri has worked and democracy wins. One nation one voice. United India lightened India!."
Ace photographer Atul Kasbekar tweeted: "Anna Hazare, Ralegaon Siddhi, fantastic that a simple man from a place no one can point on a map shakes India in a week!(sic)."
"Incredible to witness the power of the people n that of its united thought! This was d 1st step now for the long march," he added.
Writer Shobhaa Dee applauded the reformer and posted: "Anna Hazare, Zindabad! Big victory for Young India. U can enjoy the IPL now. u have earned yr entertainment. Become cheerleaders 4 Clean India!"
Many other celebrities like Shilpa Shetty, Bipasha Basu, Purab Kohli too expressed their hapiness and shared their views on the micro-blogging website.
Shilpa Shetty: "Anna Hazare has won:)Salute his gumption and selfless work..makes me feel very small..complete Respect!Now this is Democracy".
Bipasha Basu: "Corruption is our enemy n now d tools 2 fight it wil b stronger with d formation of this committee! V need more leaders like Anna Hazare! Ths victory of Anna Hazare shows d strength of ppl n r democracy!Its a very positive sign 4 India!.
Purab Kohli: "Jeeyo Hazare Saal. Anna Sahib!"
Anubhav Sinha: "Now it`s up to us to destroy corruption INSIDE OUT. Corruption is an Enterprise that Anna took it upon himself to destroy. Now we must take a vow to eradicate the consumers of the Enterprise."
Dia Mirza: "The youth of India finally has reason to hope again. Jiyo Hazare Saal Anna Sahib!"
Uday Chopra: "Now that the good guy has won, I can put some thoughts down on corruption. I will start with my basic premise".
Mandira Bedi: "Down with the Corrupt.."
Shekhar Kapur: "Anna`s victory against government, but b vigilant always, for victory can b short lived. When ppl celebrate victory against d parliament den system is wrong as govt shld act for n not against ppl."
Mahesh Bhatt: "Anna Hazare`s movement shows how desperately India wants a leader and how disillusioned Indians are with the system."