PM Modi praises team ‘Coolie No. 1’ for joining movement against single-use plastic

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Actor Varun Dhawan had recently made the announcement of going plastic-free on the sets of Coolie No. 1. The entire team has been avoiding the use of plastic materials to contribute in making India plastic-free. This initiative was noted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he praised the team for their “superb gesture” to the movement to eliminate single-use plastic from the country. He also said that he is happy to see the film industry contribution for the cause.

“Superb gesture by the team of #CoolieNo1! Happy to see the film world contributing towards freeing India from single-use plastic,” he tweeted.


Varun had shared the picture of the film crew flaunting their steel sippers on his Twitter account on September 1. In his tweet, the actor had hailed the initiative taken by the Prime Minister and wrote, “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.” He also made an announcement of making the film set plastic-free, “The sets of #CoolieNo1 will now only use steel bottles.”

In his latest radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’, PM Modi had urged the people to join the new mass movement against single-use plastic from October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He had also spoken about the initiative during the Independence Day address.

Bollywood actors have always come forward to divert people’s attention towards environmental issues time and again. In June, Salman Khan had given an impactful message on single-use plastic by posting a video. He can be seen offering water to a monkey in a plastic bottle in the video, he calls him Bajrangi Bhaijaan. However, the monkey refuses. Later, Salman offers him water in a glass, which he quickly accepts. While the video was shared on a lighter note, hidden in it is a message to stop using plastic bottles.

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