On 11 September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to social media to laud the team of Varun Dhawan-starrer Coolie No 1 for its efforts to avoid using plastic on the sets of the film. Modi’s tweet came in response to Varun’s tweet from 1 September.
Varun had written, “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 also shared a photo of the team holding steel bottles in their hands.
Modi then responded by commending the team’s “superb gesture.”
He tweeted, “Superb gesture by the team of #CoolieNo1! Happy to see the film world contributing towards freeing India from single use plastic.”
Earlier, Varun Dhawan had also shared a close look of the steel sippers. He tweeted, “Thank u @honeybhagnani & @jackkybhagnani for making the sets of #CoolieNo1 plastic free. I urge all my peers to do this”
This interaction comes in light of Maharashtra’s ban on single-use plastic. The ban came into effect in 2018.
In June, Salman Khan had also taken to social media to share a message expressing the same sentiment. He shared a video of a monkey refusing to drink water from a plastic bottle, but immediately grabbing a cup instead. Salman wrote, “Hamara bajrangi bhaijaan plastic ki bottle se paani nahi peeta (Our bajrangi bhaijaan does not drink water from pastic bottles.)”
Hamara bajrangi bhaijaan plastic ki bottle se paani nahi peeta ... pic.twitter.com/uojM8w7IJX— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) June 29, 2019
Coolie No 1 is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh, who said: "Going #Plasticfree on #CoolieNo1. One sip at a time - hope we inspire many #BeatPlasticPollution #StayHydrated. Thank you to the Coolie-est Team for making this happen."
Going #Plasticfree on #CoolieNo1— Deepshikha DDeshmukh (@honeybhagnani) September 1, 2019
One sip at a time - hope we inspire many #BeatPlasticPollution #StayHydrated Thank u to the Coolie-est Team for making rhis happen ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ @jackkybhagnani @poojafilms @Varun_dvn #SaraAliKhan #DavidDhawan @vashubhagnani @SirPareshRawal pic.twitter.com/tl0ByrEDUa
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