PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter to praise the team of Coolie No. 1 for going plastic-free.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the team of the upcoming film Coolie No. 1, starring Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan, for their “superb gesture”, contributing to the movement to eliminate the usage of single-use plastic in the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is happy with the team of filmmaker David Dhawan’s Coolie No. 1 for opting for a plastic-free environment on the sets after actor Varun Dhawan said only steel bottles were to be used on the sets.
PM Modi further stated that he is “happy” to see the film industry contributing towards freeing India from single-use plastic. “Superb gesture by the team of #CoolieNo1! Happy to see the film world contributing towards freeing India from single-use plastic,” he tweeted.
This comes after the team and crew of the film collectively posed for a photo flaunting their steel sippers. The picture-perfect still features Varun taking the center space with his co-star Sara while his father David Dhawan can be seen standing beside him.
“Being a plastic-free nation is the need of the hour and great initiative taken by our prime minister and we can all do this by making small changes. The sets of #CoolieNo1 will now only use steel bottles. @PMOIndia,” Varun had tweeted on September 1.
Saying no to Plastic
On September 10, Modi called for a global boycott of single-use plastic at a United Nations event in Greater Noida. “I think the time has come for the world to say Good Bye to single-use plastic,” said Modi to loud cheers from members of the world body.
The cast, which also consists of Sara Ali Khan, and crew of the film have been given plastic-free sippers
Bollywood celebrities often participate in campaigns for political parties and social causes in order to spread awareness. Coming from public figures and celebrities, the influence is undoubtedly going to be substantial.
Apart fro this, Varun Dhawan is teaming up with Sara for the first time in the Coolie No.1 remake. The film will hit the screens on May 1, next year. Other than Varun and Sara, the film also stars Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Johnny Lever and Jaaved Jaaferi in pivotal roles.