Does Bollywood have water on its mind?
My next project, Paani, is based in the grim future with scant water. I am really surprised at the amount of water wasted through bottled water. We used to carry water from home as kids.
I’ve lived in Kalhatty, and we got little water in the summers. I was allowed only one bucket of water for my bath and the bath water was saved to flush the toilet. I do not leave a tap running when brushing my teeth.
My workers swab our floors on alternate days, and we water the plants only when required. Nobody in my family wasted water during Holi this year; we played dry Holi.
I wear my clothes twice before I wash them. I wanted my new house to be equipped with rain water harvesting and solar energy, but I am waiting for requisite permissions since two years.
This is not the first time that 16 states are facing hardship. Farmers have been committing suicides since eight years. You have to look at water harvesting now.
You shouldn’t shower thrice a day. A drought anywhere in this country will affect us directly, too. I save water and electricity because it is one way of creating a great future for everyone.