#SaluteSelfie was an initiative by Reliance Group to pay tribute to Indian Army on Independence Day. More than 10,000 #SaluteSelfies were posted on social networking sites.
This was an initiative to make Indian Army and other forces feel special and important. Independence Day is one of the ideal times to let the jawans know that they matter.
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Sonaksi Sinha, Team India (ODI) captain MS Dhoni were among those celebrities who too posted their #SaluteSelfies.
While posting his selfie, Shahid wrote, "#SaluteSelfie acknowledging the selfless, brave heroes #IndianArmy."
Happy Independence Day all !! pic.twitter.com/s426n8sZ0a— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) August 15, 2015
The actress also tweeted her #SaluteSelfie and wrote, "Thank you for every single day that you selflessly risk your life for our peace and happiness #SaluteSelfie."
However, their selfies did not go well with their critics as many slammed the stars for saluting with their left hands.
@aditiraohydari missie u dont salute in left hand! It should be a right hand salute!— Darshan Shivakumar (@imdarshi18) August 13, 2015
@aditiraohydari salute with left hand no plzzzz— dheer (@AryaDheer) August 13, 2015
@shahidkapoor use your right hand sir to show respect.— Sandeep Deshmukh (@sandy_deshmukh8) August 18, 2015
@shahidkapoor wrong hand!— Varun Goswami (@varungoswami) August 16, 2015