As the nation celebrated its 70th Independence Day on Monday, celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra took to Twitter to greet fans, calling it a day “of pride, happiness and love”.
Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is currently in New York shooting for “Quantico“, “missed being” in India to revel in the patriotic fervour.
Here’s what the stars tweeted:
Amitabh Bachchan: Independence Day 15th August … happiness and prosperity for all, particularly for our country
Shah Rukh Khan: Happy Independence Day to my country women and men Aug 15, 2016. A day of pride, happiness and love.
Shabana Azmi: On our 70th Independence Day, lets all take a pledge that we will attempt to be part of the solution not part of the problem
Kajol: We are a country that was born with diversity. Today let us celebrate it and make it our strength. Happy Independence Day!
Priyanka Chopra: And how much I miss being home today. Happy Independence Day to the country that is my identity.
A.R.Rahman: Wishing you independence from all the negative influences in the world.
Ajay Devgn: This Independence Day, let’s pledge to fight for freedom from hunger.
Madhuri Dixit-Nene: Happy Independence Day!
Farah Khan: Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high! Happy Independence Day.
Huma Qureshi: Happy Independence Day guys…We got this day after much struggle and sacrifice…Cherish today cherish your country…
Hansal Mehta : Independence to express. Independence to be. Independence to create. Independence to love. Independence to dissent. Happy Independence Day
Abhishek Bachchan: Happy Independence Day. Jai Hind. Bharat Mata Ki Jai.
Shreyas Talpade: My nation, determination. Happy Independence Day. Jai Hind.
Riteish Deshmukh: Happy Independence Day. Born Indian. Proud. Tricolour. Jai Hind
Rannvijay Singha: Happy Independence Day. Started the journey to Siachen today.
Jacqueline Fernandez: Happy Independence Day India.
Milap Zaveri: Happy Independence Day! Love my country! Jai hind!
Prateik Babbar: Happy Independence Day to our beautiful country and its beautiful people.
Vir Das: Happy Independence Day! We have — Third largest economy in the world soon. Largest working population under 30 on Earth! A bright future!