Actor Amitabh Bachchan shared an old video about India’s 75. In the clip, Amitabh can be seen performing the Indian national song Jana Gana Mana in sign language. Actor Divya Dutta and many fans praised the veteran actor for the video. Also read: Dengue-stricken Kangana Ranaut celebrates Independence Day with a cannula in her arm. Watch
Amitabh shared the video on his Instagram handle, captioning it simply: “Jai Hind.” The video also featured otherwise disabled children performing with him.
Divya Dutta comment: “Sir!!! This is nice! Yay doe.” One fan said, “Indian superstar for a reason.” Another fan wrote: “My son loved this video. Thanks for doing this.” While one wrote, “Bohot khoobsurat (Very Beautiful)”, many others dropped heart emojis in the video’s comment section.
Last month, Amitabh revealed in his blog why he started hoisting the Indian flag at his home, Jalsa. He recalled that citizens were not allowed to raise the national flag except on certain days until MP Naveen Jindal went to court and was given the right to do so. “He won the decision in his favor and immediately I started hoisting our national flags on our homes, as many who came to the gates on Sunday for the meetings at Jalsa would have noticed. There were of course several restrictions – when to raise it, when to lower it, size, material and it was to be made from ‘khadi’ and bought from a particular shop in Bangalore until 2014 – now renamed Bengaluru. Now there’s a campaign to make it fly out of every home with pride,” the actor wrote.
Recalling the time India gained independence in 1947, he wrote: “Those memories softly in the spirit of independence on August 15, 1947, and a five-year-old me holding the flag in our humble home in Allahabad, on the porch, filled with pride of patriotism, of identity, of being mine and ours, of belonging.”
Celebrities like Farah Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Farah Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and many others wished their fans on social media on India’s 76th Independence Day. Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Varun Dhawan and Anil Kapoor shared videos of them raising the national flag.