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Bollywood joins Hazare`s anti-corruption protest

Last Updated: Friday, April 8, 2011 - 17:02

New Delhi: More Bollywood bigwigs Friday
joined Anna Hazare`s protest at Jantar Mantar for an effective
Lokpal Bill saying the country needs to weed out corruption at
any cost.

Director Farah Khan, actor Anupam Kher, music director
Vishal of Vishal-Sekhar duo, poet-filmmaker Pritish Nandy and
actor Tom Alter visited Jantar Mantar during the day to
express solidarity with Hazare and others fighting for the
anti-corruption law.

> "I have three children. I don`t want them to brought
up in a corrupt country. I appeal to all Indian mothers to
join us," Khan said addressing the gathering.

She was seconded by Kher who said, "The government
should stop ignoring the voices of the nation and take action

Vishal lamented that the bill did not get through
despite being introduced in the Parliament eight times.

"It has to be done now. I appeal to the youth of the
country to join this agitation," he said.

The veteran social activist`s fast-unto-death against
corruption has found many supportive voices in Bollywood,
including superstars Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Amitabh


First Published: Friday, April 8, 2011 - 17:02

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