Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt joined the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Hyderabad on Wednesday with Rahul Gandhi. Bhatt, the first noted Bollywood celebrity to have joined the Yatra, was seen walking with Rahul Gandhi.
The foot march proceeded in Hyderabad for the second day in a row. The city traffic police had issued a number of recommendations ahead of the yatra.
Pooja Bhatt made her debut as an actor with the 1989 film “Daddy”.
Daughter of veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, the actor delivered critically-acclaimed performances in movies such as “Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin”, “Sadak”, “Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee”, “Sir” and “Zakhm”, before venturing into production and direction with “Tammana”, “Sur”, “Paap” and “Holiday”.
To an appreciation post, Pooja Bhatt said, ” Ahhhh! Thank you Anna! The truth is I walked for ‘me’… for the India that surges through my blood & my veins. Either ALL of us make it or NONE of us do. Unification is the only way forward. Love is the only response to hate”.
On the 56th day of the Yatra, Rahul Gandhi and fellow Bharat Yatris continued their walk from the MGB Bajaj showroom on Balanagar Main Road in Hyderabad City. The yatra arrived in Hyderabad after travelling through the districts of Mahabubnagar, Narayanpet and Rangareddy.
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief A. Revanth Reddy, Congress Party leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, MP Uttam Kumar Reddy and several other leaders and party workers were participating in the yatra.
The Kanyakumari to Kashmir Bharat Jodo yatra commenced on September 7. Rahul Gandhi completed the marathon walk in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka before beginning the Telangana leg of the yatra. The Telangana state Congress has formed ten special committees to coordinate the yatra.