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Bollywood hails Anna Hazare’s victory

entertainment Updated: Aug 29, 2011 00:16 IST
Minakshi Saini
Minakshi Saini
Hindustan Times
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Celina Jaitly has all the reasons to be happy. The actor, a strong supporter of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, is ecstatic over Anna’s victory on Sunday. Incidentally, the same day, Jaitly broke the news of her wedding to Dubai-based hotelier Peter Haag. “I’m happy to announce that I got married to Peter Haag on July 23 at a thousand year old monastery in Australia,” says the 29-year-old, apologetic for the delayed announcement due to a family tragedy.

To extend her support for Anna, Jaitly had visited Azad Maidan in Mumbai last week. With the government now having agreed to Anna’s demands, she says: “I feel enriched and motivated. Long live democracy.”

Other celebrities, who came out in support of Anna Hazare and his fight against corruption, too are overjoyed with the development. “This is a victory for Anna and the entire nation,” says actor Neha Dhupia.

Actor Pooja Bedi says: “I feel relieved Anna lived to see this day.”

Just after Anna broke his 12-day-long fast, singer Kailash Kher, who composed an anthem for Anna’s movement, tweeted: “Iss yug ke logon ne parivartan ka itihaas rach diya hai.”

For many, this is just the beginning. “Anna has won us the first ground,” says music composer Vishal Dadlani. “Now it’s our responsibility to sustain the momentum…,” tweeted actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar.

Filmmaker Pritish Nandy, however, says: “What victory are we talking about? We have just earned the right to own a sword. To slay the monster of corruption is an infinitely tougher task. We all must now gather the courage to go to war against the beast.”