Amazon forest fires: Alia Bhatt, Ayushmann Khurrana, Arjun Kapoor and other stars show their concern

Bollywood stars like Alia Bhatt, Ayushmann Khurrana, Arjun Kapoor and many others took to their social media handles and shared

Updated on Aug 23, 2019 06:12 PM IST  |  1.8M
Amazon forest fires: Alia Bhatt, Ayushmann Khurrana, Arjun Kapoor and other stars show their concern
Amazon forest fires: Alia Bhatt, Ayushmann Khurrana, Arjun Kapoor and other stars show their concern
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According to reports, the wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record figure this year. Brazil's space research centre INPE has detected 72,843 fires till now. This number shows an 83% increase than 2018. Since Thursday, INPE claimed that satellite images have spotted 9,507 new forest fires in the country, majorly in the Amazon basin, which is the origin to the world's largest tropical forest drowning in global warming. #PrayforAmazonas hashtag is trending everywhere currently. 
Bollywood celebrities took to their social media handle to spread awareness and show their concern for the same. Alia shared a series of pictures of the fire and wrote, “The 'lungs of our planet' are burning! The #AmazonRainforest is home to about 3 Mn species of plants & animals and 1 Mn indigenous people. It plays an important role in keeping the planet's carbon dioxide levels in check. We won't exist without it! #SaveTheAmazon #PrayforAmazonas."

Arjun Kapoor also took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “It’s scary how bad the fire at the Amazon Rainforest is!! I can’t even begin to imagine the impact this will have on the world environment. It is truly saddening. #PrayforAmazonas” Moreover, Ayushmann Khurrana shared a video of the same and wrote, “The Lungs of our planet Earth have been burning for weeks! #PrayforAmazonia” Malaika Arora, Dia Mirza and Disha Patani also took to their Instagram handles to share photos and share their concerns by writing notes. 

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