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Bollywood stars wish country love on Independence Day

Shah Rukh posted a small clip on his Instagram and caption it, 'Happy Independence Day to my country women and men 15th Aug 2016. A day of Pride, Happiness, Love and Living freely.' Photograph: (Getty)

PTI Mumbai, India Aug 15, 2016, 08.31 AM (IST)
Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar, among others, have wished freedom and lots of love to their fans on the occasion of 70th Independence Day.

The actors took to social media to share various pictures and videos of Indian tricolour.

Bachchan shared a short video of a group of deaf and mute school kids reciting National Anthem through signs. "Not a dry eye after seeing this... Happy Independence Day," the actor captioned the video.

Shah Rukh posted a small clip on his Instagram and caption it, "Happy Independence Day to my country women and men 15th Aug 2016. A day of Pride, Happiness, Love and Living freely."

The 50-year-old "Fan" actor, who is currently outside India, dedicated a sweet message to all the people back in home country.

"I'm away from home but wishing everyone back home in India a very happy Independence Day... May we have lots of freedom, lots of love... May our country grow from strength to strength," he said in the clip.

Meanwhile, his "Dilwale" co-star Kajol tweeted, "We are a country that was born with diversity. Today let us celebrate it and make it our strength. Happy Independence Day!"

Priyanka, who is in LA shooting for the second season of "Quantico", wrote on Instagram, "And how much I miss being home today. Happy Independence Day to the country that is my identity, my being".

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi asked people to take a pledge on this day to not create any kind of problems for others.

"On our 70th Independence day let's all take a pledge that we will attempt to be part of the solution not part of the problem."

Actor-director Farhan posted a video of late poet Rabindranath Tagore on his Twitter along with a message, "Happy Independence Day."

"Happy Independence Day guys... We got this day after much struggle and sacrifice... Cherish today, cherish your country," wrote Huma Qureshi.

Singer Sonu Nigam also tweeted, "What an honour to be born and live in a free country. I celebrate the unbreakable spirit of India, today. Happy Independence day to all of us."

(PTI)
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