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Divided by borders, united by peace: Bollywood hails Satyarthi, Malala

Mumbai: Filmmakers and actors from the Hindi movie industry Friday came forward to congratulate India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, and rooted for peace between the two countries.

Satyarthi is a child rights activist, while Pakistani teenager Yousufzai is known for standing up to the Taliban and surviving a near-fatal shooting.

Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor

Following the news that the duo will share the coveted honour, Indian film celebrities took to Twitter to share their congratulatory messages:

Mahesh Bhatt: Kailash Satyarthi wins the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 for his work on promoting child rights in India.

Farhan Akhtar: Life feels good when good things happen to good people. Heartiest congratulations to Mr Kailash Satyarthi & Malala. #NobelPeacePrize.

Madhur Bhandarkar: Delighted that #KailashSatyarthi & #Malala have been conferred #nobelprize2014! Proud moment for all who believe in world peace & prosperity.

Anupam Kher: CONGRATULATIONS to Kailash Satyarthi of India & Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan for Nobel PEACE Prize, 2014. Peace is Always a Possibility.

Purab Kohli: India and Pakistan - divided by political borders, united by peace! #NobelPeacePrize #KailashSatyarthi #Malala

Anil Kapoor: Congratulations! Proud to hear that Malala Yousafzai & Kailash Satyarthi won the Nobel PEACE. @MalalaFund @k_satyarthi

Riteish Deshmukh: Great news - Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize - #IndoPakPeace.

Rahul Bose: Wonderful news about the #NobelPeacePrize. Congratulations, Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousufzai.

Siddharth: Malala Yousafzai continues to be the most important young lady of this generation. Not yet 18. Nobel peace prize winner. #salute

Hansal Mehta: Kailash Sathyarthi and Malala Yousufzai win the Nobel Peace Prize! India and Pakistan share a peace prize.

Pritish Nandy: How wonderful to see the Nobel Prize guys sidestep all the predictable choices and award Kailash Satyarthi, a man who rarely attracts media. Hopefully now, the cause that Kailash Satyarthi so strongly espouses will get some more media attention and become mainstream.

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