Bengaluru: Sandalwood actor Rashmika Mandanna underwater photo shoot caught up a storm after her picture went viral. Kannada actor Mandanna did a photo shoot to create awareness about water pollution and this particular shoot was an attempt specifically for Bellandur Lake.
In the pictures, she could be seen floating underwater surrounded with plastic bags and has caught the attention of people.
While her attempt soon grabbed the attention of the people online, but she didn’t enter the Bellandur Lake for the photo shoot due to health risk.
Speaking with a website Kannada Film actor said, “It all started when a senior from school spoke to me about this project. She told me this is not a paid thing, but since this was to raise awareness about pollution, I was interested.”
The actor released four pictures of her on Thursday and by Friday it took the social media by storm and engaged a large number of users talking about the seriousness of this water pollution.
Bellandur Lake has been in the headlines for spewing poisonous foams around and in August 2016, the residents around the lake were taken by surprise for the first time when the froth from the lake started flying out and entering their houses.
Bengaluru which was known as the city of lakes once, now interestingly either most of the lake have been facing encroachment or have been destroyed by the residents with such pollutants which is being discharged into these lakes.
What so ever, Sandalwood actor has won the appreciation for her effort in bringing up this issue in the public domain.
The lake is extremely polluted from the wastes of sewage and chemical trash which is being dumped into it daily. The National Green Tribunal had taken the suo motu cognisance in this matter after the lake caught fire for the second time in February 2017. Even this year on December 6, NGT has imposed fine on the state government and civic agencies for non-performance of their duties to clean up this lake.