Bollywood stars are often seen spreading awareness on many social issues and their fans are overwhelmed to support them. While many choose to voice out their opinions on issues of poverty, violence, empowerment, etc also some have chosen to speak against issues related to the environment. Recently, Randeep Hooda was agitated after a video of a goons lynching on a female forest officer went viral.
Now, Bollywood actor John Abraham voiced out his concerns about the cutting down of trees in Mumbai's Arrey Milk Colony.
Recently, The Maharashtra Government's recent decision to cut down 33 hectares of trees in Mumbai's Arrey Milk Colony in order to make space for the Metro car shed has met with criticism and protests all across.
For the unversed, this isn't the first time when Mumbai is battling the environmental issues as the degradation of forest lands in Mumbai has been a constant threat for the flora and fauna in the city.
Given that Maharashtra is already fighting with severe drought almost every year people of all walks are voicing against the Government's stand and one of them was actor John Abraham, who recently advocated against the huge number of trees being cut.
John was communicating to the press at the trailer launch event of his film Batla House when he spoke out his concerns about the water crisis and criticized the Government for deciding to chop down trees.
During the media interaction, John said, "We get tensed when we hear about less rainfall. When it rains, we suffer because there's a flood. But we don't have enough rains in this city, in this country. The rivers are gonna dry up in the next 20-30 years. So, it is a serious problem that this country is facing."
The actor was accompanied by co-star Mrunal Thakur and Nora Fatehi, director Nikkhil Advani and producer Bhushan Kumar among others. Saying that the fall of 33 hectares of greenery will also impact the inhabitants of wild animals, he called the decision 'ridiculous'.
“In this situation, when Maharashtra Government has decided to cut down 33 hectares of land at Aarey Milk Colony, it makes me wonder if we are thinking in the right direction or in the wrong direction. Someone like me is opposed to the coastal road. I am opposed to the 33 hectares of land being cut. And you say you are only cutting that must. You are displacing animals. It is ridiculous," he added.
The female forest officer was supervising a tree plantation campaign in Telangana and she was brutally beaten with rods and sticks as its fierce blows struck her.