Retiring member of Rajya Sabha and acclaimed writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar’s powerful speech on democracy and secularism has been lauded by his colleagues in the Hindi film industry.
On Tuesday, Akhtar gave a farewell speech and shared his experiences in the Parliament during the past six years.
Rishi Kapoor: Wonderful Javed Akhtar Sahab! Agree with you. Hope people listen to your words and follow.
Varun Dhawan: Brilliant speech by Javed Akthar saab. Inspired 2016.
Lata Mangeshkar: Namaskar. Kal Javed Akhtar sahab ne sansad mein sacche mann se jo baatein kahi aur jis dhang se kahi wo dil ko chu gayi. Humari film industry ka sar Himalaya ki choti tak uncha hua. Main unko bahut badhaai deti hun aur shukriya adaa karti hun. Ishwar unko khush rakhe.
Divya Dutta: Super awesome speech Javed Akhtar! You really effortlessly win hearts.
Riteish Deshmukh: Was wondering why Javed Akhtar Saab was trending. Just saw his magnificent speech in Rajya Sabha. Great thinker, writer, orator, Bharat Mata Ki Jai.
Rohit Roy: Javed Akhtar’s farewell speech in Rajya Sabha. March 15, 2016 hear him!
Vishal Dadlani: This applies to all hate-mongers of all parties/ and religions! We are one nation, one people. Don’t let them divide us!