Different people interpret Independence Day differently. For Boman Irani, it's a time to remember our martyrs, while writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar wants fellow citizens to follow the path of unity.
Tinsel town took to Twitter to express their views and wish everyone a "peaceful" day. Here is what they have to say on the occasion of the 67th Independence Day, Thursday:
Boman Irani: Rather than wishing each other, we should remember the ones who gave us freedom. Work towards an India that future generations remember you too.
Javed Akhtar: Happy Independence Day. Today let's bury all the hatchets and together sing our National Anthem from the depth of our hearts. Jai Hind.
Farhan Akhtar: Being independent means to think for yourself, not about yourself. Happy Independence Day.
Akshay Kumar: I love my India! Proudly wearing the Tiranga to celebrate the precious freedom of our country.
A.R. Rahman: My fellow Indians, wish you a very happy Independence Day. Jagaao mere des...
Manoj Bajpayee: Happy Independence Day! Vande Mataram! Salute to all who fight for their rights!
Shreyas Talpade: Today, let's take a moment to remember and thank the heroes who gave us this day. I love my country and I won't let it go to the dogs. Jai Hind.
Priyanka Chopra: Happy Independence Day India! Lets feel a sense of freedom from all the negativity! Spread the love.
Tusshar Kapoor: Happy Independence Day people! Here's wishing you freedom of expression, caste, religion, speech, sexuality and of any other kind you desire!
Asha Bhosle: Happy 67th Independence Day. How happy are we?
Madhuri Dixit-Nene: Happy Independence Day!
Abhishek Bachchan: Happy Independence Day! Vande Mataram.
Soha Ali Khan: Happy Independence Day! May we keep our minds and spirits forever free and unchained to prejudice.
Anupam Kher: When you are telling the truth you don't have to remember it. Happy Independence Day.
Satish Kaushik: Happy Independence Day to all the makers of India... all true Indians.
Mallika Sherawat: Happy Independence Day, proud to be an Indian.
Sophie Choudry: On Independence Day, I salute those who fought for freedom! Now let's make our India safer, better and free from rape, corruption, inequality! Jai Hind.