Bollywood star Anupam Kher lends his support to Anna Hazare
New Delhi: Coming out in support of social activist Anna Hazare`s fight against corruption, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher on Friday said that corruption has to be fought in real life, just as injustice is fought in reel life.
"Just like we fight against injustice in reel life and there is victory of good over evil at the end, we have to fight against corruption and injustice in real life too. People`s power should prevail," Kher said.
Kher, along with filmmaker Pritish Nandy, showed up at the Jantar Mantar here to express solidarity with social reformer Anna Hazare, whose fast-unto-death for a stringent anti-corruption law entered its fourth day Friday. He sat right in front of the dais where Hazare was reclining.
"I have come here not as a film star, but as a citizen of the country. We are here to support Anna," Kher said.
Over a thousand people flocked the Jantar Mantar area early in the day in support of Hazare. Wearing badges and waving the national flag and placards, the mood at the site was simply electrifying.
Hazare says the Lokpal Bill in its present form is toothless and his supporters have drafted a separate Jan Lokpal Bill taking into account the views and suggestions from civil society and common people and want its enactment.
Meanwhile, several Bollywood stars tweeted their support towards Anna and urged the people of India to join the movement.
Shahid Kapoor tweeted, “Respect to Anna Hazare for awakening the collective conscience of the country and reminding us there is never a wrong time to do the righ.”
Actor Riteish Deshmukh who is currently shooting in Hong Kong extended his support via tweets. “Am shooting in Hong Kong, the voice of Anna is heard all over the world- I support ANNA HAJARE - and his campaign - More power to him.”
Abhishek Bachchan wished his fans in the morning with a message. “Support MUST be in deed not just in thought. Good morning India. Wakeup”
Director-actor Farhan Akhtar urged the people of Mumbai to join the movement and tweeted, “4 pm. Today. Azad Maidan. Be there in support of Anna Hazare.”
While actor Vivek Oberoi sent a heartfelt message to the people of India. “ An honourable man who lives by Gandhian beliefs, he needs our support now more than ever, for he is a spear-heading a movement that not only affects each and every one of us but our country and our people for generations to come. Anna Hazare is peacefully fighting against the biggest poison affecting our nation- corruption.”
Bipasha Basu said, “The biggest drawback of our country is the existence of corruption rt frm the grass root level rt to the top! Anna hazare is standing up for us, the ppl of India and he should be supported by us!”