Actors Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Madhuri Dixit hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative of banning single-use plastic in the country and urged fans to support the mission.
At an IIFA press conference in Mumbai, the actors voiced their concerns and drew attention to the pressing environmental problems that are slowly and steadily inflicting irreversible damage to the planet.
Madhuri urged people to “take responsibility” and do something small for the environment, whether it be saving water or not using plastic. “Since I have kids, I will say that to every parent that we should think about what kind of planet we are going to leave for our kids and their kids after that. And I think we have to be responsible. Each one has to take responsibility and say that I am going to be an ideal citizen and I am going to do something for the environment,” the ‘Kalank’ actor said. “There are so many things you can do for the environment and each one of us can do it in our own little way,” she added.
Katrina, who also had her own little solution and opinion about the issue in hand, was all praise for PM Modi’s initiative calling it “incredible” and urged everyone to support the campaign.
“We don’t see it happening in front of us. It’s easy for us to just forget about the importance of what’s happening. But I think the easiest to do and a small change that we can all do in our lives that will make a big difference is about single-use plastic. I think PM Narendra Modi Ji’s initiative is incredible and that’s something we all should support,” she said. “Don’t drink out of plastic bottles, try to carry some other container to hold your water,” she added.
Salman, added, “Don’t use plastic and don’t be plastic.” During his monthly radio address to the nation, ‘Mann Ki Baat’, the Prime Minister had pitched for launching a “new mass movement” against single-use plastic from October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He also spoke about the initiative during the Independence Day address, urging people to join the movement.