It is again a mass movement, which is started by one person, veteran social activist Anna Hazare and now the thought has taken a big leap to everyone in India. When the entire India has come out in support of Anna Hazare, who has gone on an indefinite hunger strike demanding a comprehensive anti-corruption bill, then how can Bollywood take the back seat?
While Aamir Khan has written a letter to voice his support for the 72-year-old activist's movement, demanding the government to draft a new Lokpal Bill, which will give more powers to Ombudsman to check corruption, the others from the B-Town have taken to the micro-blogging site to voice their support.
Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur wrote, “I support Anna Hazare's fast for national debate on Lokpal Bill. Atleast need Parliament to come out and respond to issue. People like Anna Hazare will force a people's movement against the system. Like Gandhi did against the British."
Actor Anupam Kher asked fans to join the campaign by just saying “ Hamara Neta Chor Hai." He wrote, “When somebody is fighting corruption, I don't judge his ways. I applaud his intentions and actions. I am with ANNA HAZARE. Are you? (sic)." The actor is planning to visit Jantar Mantar to support Anna Hazare and millions of Indians who are sick and tired of corruption in India.
Actress Diya Mirza expressed her views by writing, “Finally, people are voicing strong support for a man that has, should and will be a great example to our generation. I support Anna Hazare."
Actor and social activist Rahul Bose said: "That it takes an Anna Hazare fasting unto death to effect systemic change is comment enough. corruption part of our DNA."
Juhi Chawla said, "I am complete and absolute supporter of Shri Anna Hazare! All those with a conscience and a clean heart speak up. Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar: "Overwhelming momentum generates in for Anna Hazare's fight against corruption. Is India gonna be the next Egypt??"
Pritish Nandy: "Proud to see common man come out in support of Anna Hazare. It took a 72-year-old man to fast unto death to wake us up." Ranvir Shorey: "Anna Hazare's crusade is a great litmus test to see if India has any grit left at all. Or have we become a country of corrupt schmoozers."
Actor Siddharth wrote, “I'm not eating the whole day today. I feel guilty eating when a great man who is fighting for me is not. I'm with Anna Hazare. Are you? If you think hard enough and pray hard enough, i know you can move the world. send Anna strength. Let him feel that his country is behind him."