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Can’t breathe, have developed bronchitis: Sonam Kapoor and Bollywood air out their displeasure with pollution

Several Bollywood celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Richa Chadha and Sophie Chaudry took to Twitter to complain about Mumbai’s air pollution problem.

bollywood Updated: Nov 01, 2017 12:16 IST
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Mumbai was the most polluted city in Maharashtra during Diwali, and Sonam Kapoor can feel it.
Mumbai was the most polluted city in Maharashtra during Diwali, and Sonam Kapoor can feel it.(IANS)

While Delhi might be experiencing the season’s first wave of smog, Mumbai is facing its own pollution woes. Several Bollywood celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Richa Chadha and Sophie Chaudry took to Twitter to complain about Mumbai’s air.

“Anyone else seeing the haze over Mumbai? Past few days I have been having trouble breathing,feels like we’re eating/inhaling talcum powder,” tweeted Richa Chadha on Sunday.

“That’s smog. I walk in the park and around 6 AM I can smell diesel in the smog. Our generations biggest handicap,” Vivek Agnihotri wrote back.

“More like gunpowder,” replied screenwriter Apurva Asrani.

Sonam Kapoor chimed in, “Have never had breathing issues in my life. But have been wheezing and developed bronchitis. It’s so scary.”

Sophie Chaudry, quoting Sonam’s tweet, said, “Breathing problems & eye infection thanks to the pollution,” and warned that “we reap what we sow..& soon it’ll be too late to sow anything!”

Here’s an air pollution map of Mumbai as on Wednesday, November 1. While most of the city falls under the ‘moderate’ category, areas like Santa Cruz are deep in the red.

The city was the most polluted in Maharashtra during Diwali, according to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB). The pollution measuring indicator — air quality index (AQI) — showed twice as much pollution as last year in Mumbai. The city recorded 206 (poor) a day before Diwali (October 18), 196 (moderate) on Diwali and 219 (poor) the following day. Last year, the city recorded 109, 115, and 110 — moderate levels of pollution — on the three days of the festival.

You can check the air quality of your city here

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