As we celebrate our 67th Independence Day Thursday, filmmaker Kiran Rao feels that the true independence will come when the country will be free from inequality. Prachi Desai and Karisma Kapoor relate independence to education and strength.
"For me, what it (independence) really means is to be free from inequality. In the true sense, I think we have a way to go before we are truly, truly independent," Kiran said here.
Other film and TV celebrities also expressed their views on what independence means to them.
Here's what they have to say.
Prachi Desai: Independence Day for our nation is a very big thing and a very big day. Personally also, independence means a lot to everybody. I was always told that education should come first. So education is very important for independence also because you can understand it only when you are able to learn about it. Otherwise, you will feel that independence is just about 15th August, it's a lot more.
Karisma Kapoor: Independence is about strength for our country, for our people, for ourselves, and for women.
Shazahn Padamsee: For me, freedom is just being yourself and I think that's the best freedom that you can have.
Dilip Joshi: If our country gets free of corruption, then our county is the best place. 'Saare jahan se achha Hindustan hamara'.
Chandni Bhagwanani: If we want to make our country a good place, it's necessary that we become good and clean at heart first, and never cheat anyone. If we want our country to progress, we have to do this.