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Showing posts with label anna hazare. Show all posts
Showing posts with label anna hazare. Show all posts

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Anna Hazare’s fast at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi has taken the nation by rage ans sure enough, Bollywood, too, could not remained untouched by the nostalgia. As the Gandhian leader enters the sixth day of his fast on Sunday, he got more support from Bollywood stars as actors Celina Jaitely and Shreyas Talpade came to the Azad Maidan here.

Before this, A.R. Rahman, Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Kapur, Bipasha Basu, Sushmita Sen and Shahid Kapoor have already offered their support in Anna’s fight against corruption. Anupam Kher and Farah Khan even flew down to the capital to participate in the protest.

“Today is a wonderful morning sreyas, deepti talpade (Shreyas’s wife) and myself are on our way to Azaad Maidan to show our support to Anna hazaarey Jai Hind!” Celine posted on micro-blogging site Twitter Sunday. “Feel enriched/motivated after attending Anna Hazare’s anti corruption gathering @ azad maidan with sreyas & deepti..long live democracy,” she further posted.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Bollywood superstar, Shahrukh Khan has expressed his support for the anti-corruption movement by veteran social activist Anna Hazare, saying that it has helped bring the issue into focus.

Replying to a question on the campaign that has gripped India since the beginning of this week Khan, at a news conference said, 'I think the cause is fantastic and it has been brought to the forefront.'

"The implementation, the parliamentarian aspects, the constitutional rules and laws needs to be given a serious thought," he added.

Self-styled Gandhian Hazare has been on a hunger strike since Tuesday, protesting the government's 'weak' draft of the anti-graft Lokpal Bill and spent three nights jail before being bending the government to permit him take his fast public.

The movement, which Hazare calls India's second fight of Independence, has amassed thousands of supporters and put immense pressure on the government which has been severely flogged for its ham-handed handling of the issue.

Friday, July 29, 2011


There are rigid social systems that still dominate our modern society. The patriarchal Indian society has many unruly and unaddressed issues that lead to many crimes being committed.

The Khap panchayat in Indian villages follows one such custom, which has been killing young couples in the name of honour for years now.

Actor Om Puri and producer-director Ajai Sinha who feel strongly towards honour killing in our modern society have addressed this issue and voiced their opinion through their upcoming film ‘Khap’.

"Someone has to take the first step to end this. I am not waiting for somebody to wake up one day and that is why I have stood up against it," said Om to a daily.

Ajai, who`s the director of the film, said to a daily the primary motivation behind making this movie was not just success or monetary gain. "It`s for awareness among the youth. I have made this movie to make our country wake up and notice that while we might just fuss over everyday life, there are still customs like Khap in villages that don`t let people live their lives their way."

The film has got no political support because the topic is sensitive and no politician wants to be associated with it.

"It doesn`t matter if anyone supports us or not," said Om.

"We know that we have made the right movie. If Anna Hazare can stand alone, fight against corruption and make the nation realise the importance of it, I am sure we can do the same here. Even if we get support or not, the fight against the Khap panchayats from our side is on!" expressed Om to a tabloid.

The movie hits the film theatres this Friday with a hope that it`s the first step towards enlightening people towards this unaddressed issue of modern India.