On Independence Day, Celebs Paint Twitter Saffron, White and Green

Bollywood stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar, Anupam Kher,Prachi Desai, Sonakshi Sinha, Twinkle Khanna, Ram Gopal Varma, Shilpa Shetty Kundra,Larad Dutta, Arjun Rampal and Arjun Kapoor shared pictures, videos and messages on social media expressing their patriotism.

  | August 15, 2016 15:57 IST (New Delhi)
Amitabh Bachchan

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  • India celebrates its seventieth year of freedom
  • Celebrities took to social media to celebrate the country's independence
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar tweeted
As India celebrates its seventieth Independence Day on Monday, tweets pour in from celebrities expressing their patriotism. Bollywood stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Kajol and Preity Zinta shared pictures, videos and messages on social media.
This is what Mr Bachchan had to say:

This is how Rishi Kapoor paid tribute:
Shah Rukh wished the nation a happy Independence Day along with a puzzle:
Anupam Kher expressed his love for his country by reciting the national anthem:
Akshay celebrated Independence day by sharing this video of the excitement on the streets of Mumbai:

Meanwhile, this is Ranveer Singh's idea of freedom:
Ajay Devgn spent time at the Wagah Border to celebrate Independence Day:

Karan Johar took the opportunity to question the system and the lack of freedom in its functioning with this tweet:
Priyanka also expressed her love for her country:
Madhrui Dixit-Nene also tweeted:
This is what Kajol had to say:
Twinkle Khanna shared an adorable picture:
Preity tweeted for a 'greater' India:
Shilpa Shetty shared a picture:
Lara Dutta also tweeted:

Sonakshi Sinha, who will next be seen in Akira, also wished everyone with this tweet:
Pooja Hegde shared a special message for everyone:
Athiya Shetty shared a beautiful picture:
Saiyami Kher contributed a photograph:
Prachi Desai also tweeted:
Actress Shruti Haasan posted this:
Farhan Akhtar's tweet was rather unique:
Arjun Rampal had some very wise words of wisdom on this Independence Day:

Arjun Kapoor shared this image:

Dhanush kept it simple:
Veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur asked for freedom from hunger, ignorance and illiteracy:
Sidharth Malhotra had some solid advice:

Ram Gopal took a more sarcastic approach with this tweet:
Singer Asha Bhosle, actors Manoj Bajpayee and Huma Quereshi, and others also tweeted:

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