Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal Lend Support to #SaveAarey Campaign to Protest Against the Cutting of Trees for Infrastructure
Actors Katrina Kaif and Arjun Rampal are the most recent A-listers to jump the bandwagon to convey their concern over the Metro car shed project in Mumbai. Here is what they have to say
Bollywood celebrities have been voicing their concern over the Metro car shed project in Mumbai. Actors Katrina Kaif and Arjun Rampal are the most recent A-listers to jump the bandwagon. The stars expressed their disappointment over the Mumbai civic body decision to cut down 2,700 trees of Aarey Colony to accommodate a proposed Metro project. "I believe we all need to do our bit to protect the environment. What we just saw happen in the Amazon rainforest fire is something which is really concerning. I think now the problem is really so much in our face that we can no longer ignore it,” said Katrina.
She added, “So, I think everyone needs to wake up and be conscious about what is happening because now it has come to the point where we will start seeing the adverse effect that is going to have upon us.” Lata Mangeshkar, Shraddha Kapoor, John Abraham, Dia Mirza, Raveena Tandon, Randeep Hooda have also conveyed concern over the civic body's decision to cut down trees in Aarey Colony.
Extending his support to the #SaveAarey campaign, Arjun said, "I feel development is a good thing but if you are doing it at the cost of nature then it's a complete disaster. It's not a development and it can be called as regression so, whatever is happening with Aarey, I am not very keen on it. I don't think our trees should be cut and trees over there since hundreds of years old. If you cut trees of Aarey Colony, it's like taking out lungs of the Mumbai so, it's very important for us to stand up and make sure that there is another route that people take for that Metro project." Meanwhile, ruling party Shiv Sena and the opposition Indian National Congress and Nationalist Congress Party have decided to approach the court. They have stated that the administration pushed the proposal without addressing objections received from the general public.