As Diwali nears, people have started to put up lights and are in the process of shopping for the celebrations. Amid all this, the supreme court banned the use of firecrackers in Delhi/NCR, which caused a lot of stir on social media and elsewhere because people began to question why should they give up on burning crackers when other festivals have the liberty to do whatever they want. And now, celebrities have also chimed in with their views on the controversy and it seems that they agree with the ruling, that people should enjoy Diwali without using crackers.
Alia Bhatt has started a scheme called “Pooch and Patakha” in which she has advised people to choose not to burn Crackers because it hurts animals. In a video released, she asks people to post a selfie with their pets if they want to support her campaign to boycott Crakers this year for the well being of Animals.
Aamir khan, while promoting his upcoming movie, Secret Superstar, said that he didn’t like the noise that came from crackers and never really burnt crackers, so it is better if people also don’t burn Patakha’s and just celebrate Diwali with their families.
Shradhha Kapoor also helped Alia in her scheme and posted a video with her dog, asking people to please celebrate Diwali, cracker free.