To promote tiger conservation movement, Vidyut collaborates with Discovery
Bollywood actor Vidyut Jammwal, known for being a part of action-packed movies, has joined hands with Discovery to promote the tiger conservation movement. He joined the World Wide Fund for Nature India (WWF India) initiative "Project C.A.T: Conserving Acres for Tigers," which is aimed at sensitizing people about saving the wild cats. He also released a campaign video announcing his collaboration.
Posted on Thursday, Vidyut's video started with a fun fact. "Did you know that the various stances in #kalaripayattu are actually named after animals? (sic)" read the description. He then explained that though efforts have been launched to overturn the dipping number of tigers, a lot more needs to be done. "Join me on this journey to protect our big cats," wrote Vidyut.
Talking about his Kalaripayattu moves in the video, the actor said, "I often take inspiration from their (tigers') agility and fierceness in several aspects of my life. As part of this initiative, I tried to depict and imbibe the nature, kindness and ferocity of the beast." The 39-year-old also encouraged people to help the endangered species and their habitat by donating toward the cause.
"Saving the tiger population is certainly the need of the hour - Its survival and presence play a crucial role in the sustenance, balance and well-being of the ecosystem. It is our duty to conserve their habitat and help increase the number of wild tigers."
The said project aims to double the population of tigers by 2022. "We are confident that Vidyut Jammwal's strong support...will help more people to join us and encourage them to contribute toward the cause," said Megha Tata, Managing Director - South Asia, Discovery. Launched in 2016, the initiative has conserved nearly six million acres of protected land in India, Bhutan and other countries.
Vidyut is best known for the action film series Commando. He was last seen in the action thriller Khuda Haafiz, directed by Faruk Kabir. It was released on Disney+ Hotstar in August this year.