Varun Dhawan's upcoming movie Coolie No. 1 has become the first Bollywood film to go plastic-free, producer of the movie Deepshikha DDeshmukh announced on Sunday.
Deepshika took to Twitter to share the team's initiative.
Going #Plasticfree on #CoolieNo1 One sip at a time - hope we inspire many #BeatPlasticPollution #StayHydrated Thank u to the Coolie-est Team for making rhis happen ¤ï¸¤ï¸¤ï¸¤ï¸¤ï¸ @jackkybhagnani @poojafilms @Varun_dvn #SaraAliKhan #DavidDhawan @vashubhagnani @SirPareshRawal pic.twitter.com/tl0ByrEDUa
- Deepshikha DDeshmukh (@honeybhagnani) September 1, 2019
Varun thanked the producer for the decision and urged his colleagues to do the same.
Being a plastic-free nation is the need of the hour and great intiative 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 pic.twitter.com/T5PWc4peRX
- Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) September 1, 2019
Their decision comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Independence Day speech, urged people to shun single-use plastic and encouraged usage of jute and cloth bags to protect the environment.
Sara Ali Khan, who made her debut with Kedarnath, will play the female lead in Coolie No.1.
Just a day before jetting off to Thailand to commence shooting, an excited Varun shared a video on Instagram where he can be seen prepping for the film. In the video, the Judwaa 2 actor is seen getting a shave to step into the character of "Raju" for his upcoming feature. He has used different face filters, ranging from a clown face to a dapper dude wearing a hat.
Coolie No 1 is expected to hit cinemas on 1 May, 2020
(With inputs from Press Trust of India)