After Aamir Khan, several other Bollywood celebrities including filmmaker Karan Johar and actors Ayushmann Khurrana & Bhumi Pednekar came forward in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign against plastic pollution. While addressing the nation on the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day from the Red Fort, PM Modi raised concern over plastic pollution and urged citizens to quit the use of single-use plastic.
Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar recently came forward to advocate for the cause. He took to Twitter on Wednesday, August 28, and extended his support to the movement hailing PM Modi's initiative to ban single-use plastic in the country. Karan further said that as "citizens of not just our incredible nation but also of the world we have to support this extremely important cause" and emphasized on 'how our environment defines us'.
The initiative by our honourable Prime minister @narendramodi to eliminate the usage of “single use plastic “is formidable and as citizens of not just our incredible nation but also of the world we have to support this extremely important cause ....our environment defines us.....— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) August 28, 2019
Bollywood's bundle of talent, Ayushmann also took to Twitter and urged people to eliminate ‘single-use plastic’. Thanking PM Modi for staring off-the campaign against plastic pollution, Ayushmann said, "climate change is real and all of us should ensure we do our bit to protect the environment."
Climate change is real and all of us should ensure we do our bit to protect the environment. Thank you Prime Minister @narendramodi ji on urging people to eliminate ‘single-use plastic’.— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) August 28, 2019
Meanwhile, Ayushmann Khurrana's 'Bala' co-star Bhumi Pednekar also came forward in support of PM Modi's campaign against plastic. The actress took to Twitter and urged fans to stop the use of single-use plastic. "What we only use for a while lasts forever!" the actress wrote in her post.
While addressing the nation from the Red Fort on August 15, this year, PM Modi asked fellow countrymen to quit the use of plastic.
"Can we free India from single-use plastic? The time for implementing such an idea has come. May team be mobilized to work in this direction. Let a significant step be made on 2nd October," the Prime Minister had said.
PM Modi had further invited industries and startups to help recycle plastic.