Actress Bipasha Basu tweeted, "Anna Hazare needs to be supported to kill the 'Demon' called 'Corruption' that is eating up our Country."
Actor Anupam Kher tweeted, "Anna Hazare, Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal arrested even before they reach JP park. Saddest day for Indian Democracy."
Lyricist Javed Akhtar said, "I have had certain reservations about Anna's method but his arrest can not be condoned. It is undemocratic, unacceptable." Legendary actress Shabana Azmi added, We condemn the arrest of Anna Hazare and his team and the ban on the proposed fast. Right to protest peacefully is a democratic right."
Farhan Akhtar who has always been vocal about his political views tweeted, "The Indian citizen has the right to protest peacefully. Anna's arrest is unconstitutional and shows symptoms of an authoritarian mindset.''