Amitabh Bachchan paid tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives, while superstar Shah Rukh Khan urged people to be fearless and fight for their rights.
Bachchan tweeted: "Happy Independence Day .. India breathed freely on the 15th of August 1947 .. in remembrance of those that fought and sacrificed!"
Shah Rukh Khan wrote: "The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought. Be free today and always. Happy Independence day."
Anupam Kher tweeted: "My parents gave me birth. My country gives me my identity. Proud to be an Indian. Happy Independence day my fellow Indians. Jai Ho."
Raveena Tandon wrote: "With its mixed peoples who make it one....Give love and peace a chance and vow to spread joy and Help..That is the true meaning of your independence! Jai Hind."
Arbaaz Khan said: "Happy Independence day! Mera Bharat mahaan."
Kunal Kohli: "On a more positive note. Independence, we truly have, to express ourselves. Expression of thought is the strongest thing to have."
"Freedom to me means to have own thoughts and belief. From the world of news I hear every day about women not being treated properly. I want women to be free and given equal opportunity like men, even in terms of education," said Khan
"I think people should start thinking big... women should be given more freedom without harming the culture and ideologies. I wish a happy and free life for women."