Thackeray recently shot down the proposal to construct the Human dam in Chandrapur district, stating that the irrigation projects cannot hamper wildlife corridors.
The dam was to be constructed 3.5km land from Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. It would have resulted in the diversion of 1.950-hectare dense forest and the felling of 1.50 lakh trees.
Clearly impressed with this move, Randeep said, “To rise above vote bank politics and look at a brighter future for our planet, which we tend to overlook for short term gains, is to be applauded no end. I’m so happy that Uddhavji has taken a stand and lived up to our expectations. I hope all leaders can take inspiration from this and save the people from the environmental disaster we seem to be running towards. This should set a precedent keeping environment above politics and party lines. It is also important to revisit previously built projects, executed without much emphasis on the environment and correct them with mitigation measures”.
Randeep is one star who is known to use his star power to back causes related to animal welfare and environmental issues. He has often come out in support of the cause and never shied away from doing his bit to save the planet.
On the work front, he will also be seen in Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Love Aaj Kal‘ before taking over the screen as the antagonist opposite Salman. He recently made headlines when he applauded the makers of ‘Radhe’ for making sure that the film set was completely plastic-free.