Tinsel town heroes also wished their fans a "peaceful" and "prosperous" day through tweets. Here is what they have to say:
Amitabh Bachchan: Happy Independence Day... 15th of August...the day India got its independence from British Colonial Raj, in the year 1947, after over 200 years of foreign rule. The sacrifice and the blood sweat and tears shed by hundreds of unknowns so we could breathe freely, gave us this Day and we share its joy with all.
Shah Rukh: 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.
Tisca Chopra: A few things I'd like Independence from: Censorship in Films, Queues, Red Tape, Traffic and politicians who can't walk the talk.
Lara Dutta: Happy Independence Day folks! I pray for independence in thought! So that we are informed, mature citizens, not influenced by herd mentality.
Anupam Kher: My parents gave me birth. My country gives me my identity. Proud to be an Indian. Happy Independence day my fellow Indians. Jai Ho.
Boman Irani: Happy Independence day.
Mini Mathur: Jai Hind everyone. Peace, love, civility, abundance and prosperity for my country.
Sophie Choudry: I love my India but we are far from achieving this; "Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high." It's upto us. Do your bit. Jai Hind.
Raveena Tandon: 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.
Jimmy Sheirgill: Wishing you all a very happy independence day..Jai Hind.
Tusshar Kapoor: Happy Independence day folks! In lots of aspects we still need to gain independence but so far so good!
Arbaaz Khan: 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.
Neha Dhupia: Go out there and find your freedom...Happy independence day!
Shreyas Talpade: Happy Independence Day. Proud to be an Indian. Hope this year the country has the same thing to say about me. Vande Mataram.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Happy Independence day, Salute to our Motherland, Jai Hind Vande Mataram !