India’s Independence Day was on Tuesday, August 15.  The national holiday in India commemorates the nation's independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947 after the UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act 1947 transferring legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly. Here are some Bollywood Celebs celebrating the day on social media:

Melanie Chandra

The Code Black actress posted a picture of her wearing a sari with a group of other women. She posted on Instagram: “ Wishing everyone a happy India 🇮🇳 Independence Day today! Love the side eye @surinajindal. #throwback photo by @ourlaboroflove”

Varun Dhawan

The Indian actor posted a video celebrating the day. On his post, he said: “ Happy Independence Day 🇮🇳🙏. Today we can enjoy this day only because of our jawaans who sacrifice their lives for us. #jaihind. Feel so much love in my heart for my country and my countrymen. India is such a beautiful country. The fact that so many religions and cultures have lived together for so many years in this country proves that we are a leading democracy with a big heart.”

Priyanka Chopra

The Baywatch Babe posted a video with the Indian flag that she wore like a flag. She posted: “ priyankachopraIndependence Day #Vibes🇮🇳#MyHeartBelongsToIndia#happyindependencedayindia #jaihind


Kajol posted a gorgeous picture with a simple “ Happy Independence Day”

Sonam Kapoor

The Bollywood fashion queen posted a moving tribute to India: “Today India celebrates its 71st Independence Day. I am so thankful for the 70 glorious years of Independence we have enjoyed.
For me, Independence is a state of mind. Following my heart and making my dreams come true. The liberty to express myself fearlessly. To be free from mental slavery, from the shackles and bondage of society. To pursue my goals without being driven by pressures. To do what I ought to do..."