Saturday, August 20, 2011
Indian Megastars Back Anti-Corruption Movement
Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and Lata Mangeshkar have pledged to back Anna Hazare's movement to free the country from corruption. The megastars used social media website Twitter to express solidarity for Anna Hazare on Friday.
Lata Mangeshkar said, "I don't understand politics, neither am I interested in it. But it is absolutely necessary to free our country from corruption and, hence, I am supporting Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement."
Amitabh Bachchan showed his solidarity for the cause tweeting a quote saying, "You can jail a revolutionary, but you cannot jail the revolution. BS Chairman BPP"
Anna Hazare has been gathering enormous support from Indians belonging to various walks of life after he announced to go on hunger strike in order to put pressure on Indian government to introduce anti-corruption laws.