Indian social activist Anna Hazare (and Gandhian), known for his crusade against corruption, was on the Kapil Sharma show to promote his upcoming biopic “Anna: Kisan Baburao Hazare”.
Anna was quite relaxed on the show and revealed that he was a film buff as a teenager. When showed pictures of few celebrities, Anna could recognise celebrities like Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala (Anna had watched the movie ‘Naya Daur’), but could not identify the current stars – Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone.
This is the first time Anna Hazare has appeared on a television show.
Kisan Baburao Hazare has been filmed in Hazare’s native village Ralegan-Siddhi in Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Mumbai, New Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh and Rajasthan.
Anna has also been a soldier and a farmer before embarking on the journey of social activism. Anna Hazare drew the attention of the masses with his prolonged fasting and protests against rampant corruption in the country.
Anna has been the force behind promoting accountability in India, be it the RTI Act or his continuous efforts to get the Lokpal Bill passed.