Mumbai: Actor Vicky Kaushal says every film set is taking extreme care to not use plastic following Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s call to eliminate single-use plastic. Recently, Varun Dhawan’s upcoming movie “Coolie No. 1” became the first Bollywood film to go plastic-free. Talking to reporters on Monday, Mr. Kaushal said as first step, all the members of the film industry have started opting for steel bottles. The actor said,
The less you use plastic, the better. It is better for us, nature, air, and water. What we do today, we would have to answer the next generation. We need to be careful regarding our nature. You won’t find any plastic bottles on our film sets. There will be now steel bottles. Extreme care is taken that minimal plastic is there or none at all. Every film set you go on is taking care of it.
Mr. Kaushal was speaking at the green carpet of IIFA (International Indian Film Academy Awards) Rocks, the opening ceremony of IIFA’s 20th edition. Katrina Kaif said one must avoid using plastic for simple day to day activities as it will make a huge difference. She said,
What Prime Minister Modi has done is an absolutely fantastic initiative. It is very simple, even if you do something as small as not using plastic straws or not drinking water from plastic bottles. It’ll make a huge difference.
Actor Arjun Rampal said as plastic is non-biodegradable, it has created a “nuisance for our planet.” He said,
Climate change, global warming… All these things are affecting us.
Actor Radhika Madan said it is high time people start searching for viable alternatives to plastic. She added,
We should stop using plastic bottles. I myself carry a steel bottle whenever I travel, be it shoot, gym or anywhere. If everyone takes up this initiative, it will reflect on the environment.
NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign lends support to the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, the campaign aims to spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation, the importance of building toilets and making India open defecation free (ODF) by October 2019, a target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Over the years, the campaign has widened its scope to cover issues like air pollution, waste management, plastic ban, manual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollution, clean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies.