Salman, Madhuri, Katrina support PM Modi's initiative against plastic-use
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to ban single-use plastic has found strong support in Bollywood biggies. Recently, Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, and Katrina Kaif encouraged PM Modi's clarion call and urged fans to refrain from using plastic in their everyday lives. "Don't use plastic and don't be plastic," the Bharat actor stated at a press conference of the 20th International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA).
In a bid to completely eliminate single-use plastic by 2022, PM Modi is expected to announce a ban on such plastic items on October 2. Now, expressing his concern over climate change, Salman highlighted the need for such a ban. "Green, firstly (meaning save trees), water (save water), and avoid plastic. Swachh Bharat Fit Bharat (Clean India is a healthy India)," he added.
Voicing a similar opinion, Madhuri stated every citizen should take the responsibility of saving the environment. "However small it is, like save water or don't use plastic, there are so many things you can do for the environment in your own little ways," she added. Madhuri also said that parents should think about the kind of planet they want to leave for their children.
Separately, Katrina lauded PM Modi's "incredible initiative" and urged people to "stop using single-use plastic". For starters, one can stop using plastic bottles for carrying water, the Tiger Zinda Hai actress underlined. "Climate change is not something we see directly every day, so it is easy for us to forget how important it is to save the environment," Katrina emphasized.
Notably, Varun Dhawan and the team of Coolie No. 1 also extended support to PM Modi's campaign by making their movie's sets "plastic-free". The team discarded plastic bottles to replace them with steel ones. By doing so, Coolie No. 1 has become the first Bollywood film to go "plastic-free". About this step, Varun said, "Being a plastic-free nation is the need of the hour."