On International Women’s Day, Bollywood took to Twitter and Instagram early morning to start wishing their followers on March 8, a day which celebrates women’s rights and empowerment. Never the one to back out or skip an opportunity, our celebrities started sharing their stories of the day. Actors, actresses and directors alike tweeted and posted their wishes marking the special day.
From that day on to now, I’m free and strong and all thats me, for the people who just let me be ... #HappyWomensDay to all those women who feel like this and men who help pave their way ! #dancetoyourownbeat #beoriginalbeyourself
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) March 8, 2018
Here’s to strong women , May we know them , may we be them , may we raise them ..... . My mom -The best woman ever ❤️🌟the most noblest way to spend your life ... in service of others #pressforprogress #happywomensday #mountainviewschoolindia @reliefprojectsindia
Some stars like actress Anushka Sharma, former Miss World Sushmita Sen, director Farah Khan, Kajol and others took to social media to share slices of their life and how they treasure this day. The men from the industry on the otherhand chose to share pictures of those special women in their lives. Superstar Amitabh Bachchan like always featured his wife and granddaughters. Ajay Devgn shared a memory of his mother, the first teacher of his life. Director-singer Farhan Akhtar kept the fanciness aside and instead chose to share a video which served as a reality check on what women face in real life.
Video link: https://t.co/BGvv0uBxHKand this my Personal commendation :https://t.co/AgZsaUFAbG pic.twitter.com/vFmRUS2Hdn
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 8, 2018
Messages of empowerment floated as former beauty queen Dia Mirza shared pictures of powerful women she has come across. Director Shekhar Kapur too highlighted how women majorly contribute to the agriculture sector. Madhur Bhandakar, known to tell women’s stories in Bollywood shared some of his best works.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) March 8, 2018
Challenge every custom, culture, stereotype, myth that creates/reinforces inequality. The world needs SISTERHOOD. Let’s work together. Support, lift, love one another ❤️ #PressForChange #IWD18 #WomensDay #SheInspiresMe #BetiBachaoBetiPadhao
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) March 8, 2018
Other A-listers too joined in on the wishing wagon, pouring their hearts out on how they cherish women in their lives. Seems like Women’s Day may fast evolve into a celebration for Bollywood soon.
I've always been touched by the commitment, dedication & struggle that a woman goes through as a individual, mother, sister, wife, daughter to survive and I've tried to signify it through my films & will continue to do so. My respect & gratitude 2 every woman.
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) March 8, 2018
Happy Women's Day... To every little girl who believes she can ... YES she CAN ...!! #womensday
— Juhi Chawla (@iam_juhi) March 8, 2018
I love you. I love you. I love you. You are the most beautiful creation of God. I respect you. I shall always protect you. It’s not just today but everyday. #HappyInternationalWomensDay
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) March 8, 2018
WHO RUN THE WORLD - GIRLSSSS . Happy #InternationalWomensDay. I hope we realise we don’t need a day to remind us to respect women because we need to do it everyday.
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) March 8, 2018
— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) March 8, 2018
Early morning forward from a friend: Embrace your divine feminine power this #WomensDay
And it works because instantly I am in full Kali Ma mode wanting to stab him with my Trishul
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) March 8, 2018
This has been an incredibly significant year for women around the world. I’m lucky enough to have had amazing female role models in my life & today, on #WomensDay, I pay homage to them all. To know more about what Women’s Day means to me log on to my App - https://t.co/7IElee2rWR pic.twitter.com/BLCEGDydfK
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) March 8, 2018