Kangana Ranaut is one of the few celebrities in the film industry who doesn't shy away from making bold statements and speaking her mind. At the same time, the actress is known for lending a helping hand to social causes.
Recently, the leading lady came out to support a tree planting initiative to revive river Cauvery. Speaking at the press conference, Kangana even spoke about the Aarey Colony issue. For those who ain't aware, BMC recently gave approval to cut over 2,600 trees for a Metro car shed in the Aarey Colony adjoining suburban Goregaon.
Following this, a lot of celebrities like Shahid Kapoor, John Abraham, Shraddha Kapoor slammed the civic body's decision. Meanwhile, Kangana once again slammed her industry colleagues, saying that there are many selfish people in Bollywood, who show indifference towards people of our country.
Kangana Takes A Dig At The Film Industry
When asked if she would like to appeal her colleagues from film industry to talk about Aarey colony issue, the actress said, "I think everyone should come forward to talk about Aarey Colony issue and I would like to urge the media to set high standards for themselves because I have seen very selfish people in this industry. They show a lot of indifference when it comes to our country and people of our country."
The Power Shouldn't Be Misused: Kangana
She further added, "I feel media and people of this country should decide to whom they want to put on a pedestal. I feel power should be given to those who don't misuse it."
It's All About Emotion
The actress said, "I cannot emphasize more on this subject and if this campaign becomes successful then we can launch a campaign in draught affected areas of Maharashtra where we can convert farmers into tree-based farming. I think it's more about emotion which comes from your heart and if you don't feel about the issue then no one can do anything about it."
The Actress Is Disappointed With BMC's Decision
"I feel we need to resolve that issue. If we start cutting trees like this then it is not a correct thing and it shouldn't be allowed. When we reconstruct or renovate a building that time, we find alternate places for people who are living over there. But we don't think in a similar manner when it comes to animals and trees. I feel Aarey Colony is very scanty and trees over there are far from each other so, we can insert saplings in middle of those trees. I feel we can wait for metro rail project but we can't afford to cut trees and make this city like concrete jungle," the 'Manikarnika' actress was quoted as saying by IANS.