Concerned about the unseasonal showers in Thane, Raigad, Mumbai and others parts of Maharashtra on Friday, several Hindi film celebrities echoed Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s views on how climate change is “the most urgent threat” and for “real”.
At the 88th Academy Awards on February 28 in Los Angeles, DiCaprio, in his Oscar acceptance speech for “The Revenant”, said: “Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat affecting our entire species”.
While actor Irrfan Khan agreed that “climate change is real”, actress Jacqueline Fernandez referred to “The Revenant” actor’s speech when rain came as a surprise in Mumbai, leading to a dip in temperature.
Here’s what celebrities had to say:
Irrfan Khan: Be Mausam Barsaat, Climate change is real and it’s happening, Mumbai Rains!
Jacqueline Fernandez: This is what Leo DiCaprio was talking about at the Oscars. Climate change is REAL, Mumbai Rains!
Rohit Roy: Woke up to some really scary sounds. Cloudbursts like I haven’t heard before. Followed by showers in March. Global warming, wake up people.
Sophie Choudry: Am in Singapore but hear there were hailstorms or rains in Mumbai… in March!! WTH?!! This is what Leo DiCaprio meant..Climate change is real!!
Rahul Bose: Add the Bombay rains to this and the full fury of climate change will begin to hit you.
Tisca Chopra: Unexpectedly delightful weather… And I am dubbing… What a bummer!
Ashwin Mushran: Monsoon has come a little early this year don’t you think? Damn Climate Change! Mumbai Rains!
Armaan Malik: Mumbai Rains ki Wajah Tum Ho.