Celebrating our 67th independence day, telly town actors share their views and what they feel about this special day.
Faisal Khan (Maharana Pratap)
"I usually celebrate independence day in my school. There's a grand flag hoisting followed by inspiring speech on patriotism by our teachers. However, I doubt that I will be able to take part in the celebrations this year. Nevertheless, I will hoist the flag in my heart and bow my head in front of my motherland."
Shekhar Ravjiani (Judge of Indian Idol Junior): "Freedom is a state of mind. Breaking from stereotypes, from mindsets that confine us. The way we have begun to freely express ourselves whether through writing, movies, art or music. What symbolizes freedom better than the way talented little children have found their wings in shows like Indian Idol Junior. Independence day ultimately reminds us every year, to use our freedom to make India an even better place for our children. Happy Independence day!!!"
Simran Kaur aka (Anaamika in Anaamika): "In my childhood days Independence Day for me meant holiday only. In the morning I used to watch parade with dad and make small flags for everyone.Today I feel our independence is taken for granted. Women are not at all independent; they are getting eve-teased, not allowed to wear what they want and treated really badly. I feel all the men should realize how they should behave with women, and then only we can say we all are independent equally."
Anuj Sachdeva aka (Maanav in Chhanchhan): "I remember my childhood days when we used to love Independence Day as it meant a holiday for all of us. But as we grew up I began to understand the importance of this day and how much our freedom fighters had gone through to have an Independent India. Today it's become a day that sparks a lot of positive attitude and patriotism in our country."
Delnaaz Irani aka (Dilshaad in Kehta Hai Dil.. Jee Le Zara): "I am very patriotic person as I am a MA in history I have a complete knowledge about our history, in fact Indian history was my favorite subject. I can't tolerate anyone talking against India or anything immoral spoken against it. I am very dedicated to my country, true Mumbaikars and very much attached to my roots. We should have faith, believe and love towards our country. On this Independence Day my only message is that one should love their country as you love your parents or your partner, it should be that selfless love. On every Independence Day I wear the tricolors and I feel that patriotism should not be for one day it should be there all 365 days."
Chandani Bhagwanani aka (Amita in Amita Ka Amit): "When I was a kid on Independence Day there used to be various kinds of competitions in my school and I always used to come first and win lot of medals. I feel that Independence Day should be celebrated everyday as your love for your country can't be only for one day. It is the day where we need to thank and morn for all those soldiers who are at the border protecting us every time. As a common man we can't do anything for them so at least a remembrance is needed for them. Patriotism for me is a more like a duty and rights towards for your country."
Sangeeta Ghosh as (Saanchi Prabhu in Kehta Hai Dil… Jee Le Zara): "Independence comes with lot of responsibility. Only responsible citizen should have the right to complain. One needs to be responsible for their country first and then for themselves."
Ruslaan Mumtaaz as (Dhruv Goel in Kehtaa Hai Dil… Jee Le Zara): "During my school days, I was the captain of the house so on Independence Day we used to have this march past and I was the one leading it. Even at that time, I used to take that lead so seriously it's like as if I am a Solider who is also playing its part in the country's protection. I love and respect the soldiers out there at the border who are always protecting us. Independence day for me is the day I feel everyone should salute these brave soldiers for their incredible support."