PM Modi lauds ‘Coolie No.1’ team for shunning single use plastic

Coolie No.1
Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan with the cast and crew of his upcoming movie "Coolie No.1". Photo: Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (September 12) lauded the team of Varun Dhawan-starrer “Coolie No 1” for their decision to go plastic-free.

Varun had announced the initiative on September 1 and had also urged his other Bollywood counterparts to do the same.

Replying to Varun’s tweet, PM Modi wrote, “Superb gesture by the team of #CoolieNo1! Happy to see the film world contributing towards freeing India from single-use plastic.”

In his Independence Day speech, the prime minister had appealed to the nation to eliminate single-use plastic and find alternatives to plastic water bottles on a priority basis.

“Coolie No 1” is a remake of David Dhawan’s 1995 hit comedy, featuring Govinda and Karishma Kapoor.

The director is also helming the remake which stars Varun and Sara Ali Khan in the lead. The movie is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh.

On Monday (September 9) PM Modi at the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) said, “My government has announced that India will put an end to single-use plastic in the following years. I believe that the time has come for the world too to say goodbye to single-use plastic.”

He also spoke on topics like sanitation, environmental welfare, and agriculture.