Actor Tanishaa Mukerji was recently in the Capital where she voiced her concern against the growing pollution in Delhi and around the country.
“I think Delhi has got to do something about pollution. Progress and commercialism is one thing but if we have no world or environment then there is no point of progress. We are all responsible for the pollution.
“It’s not that I don’t use a car or don’t have an air conditioner but all of us have to be a little careful. As children we used to do car pooling but today, I don’t see that happening. People have become so individualistic and spoilt that they don’t want to do anything out of their comfort zones,” says Mukerji. Post Diwali, the pollution level in Delhi shot up to dangerous levels.
The actor recently launched an NGO in Mumbai which encourages people to plant trees. Since childhood she has had an inclination towards environment. “I have always been involved in making environment better. Also, when I was studying in Australia, I got to know about the hole in ozone layer over Australia and how they made some big changes to make amends. We also need to have some kind of a system in place. India is a beautiful country and we must do whatever we can to protect it,” says the actor.
About the need for celebrities’ support and involvement in social causes, she says, “I cannot speak for others but if you have a reach and if you feel strongly about it, then one must take action. At the end of the day it’s a very personal thing. If you feel like doing it, only then will you be able to take action and make the difference. You can’t do this for the heck of doing it and won’t be real. If you really want to give back to the society, it should come from within,” she says.