Monday, June 18, 2007

Amitabh Bachchan fights global warming

The Master Jedi from Bollywood takes on climate change.

There is only one reaction to this-
(I am not a vulgar person-that F stands for "friggin'")

You might have seen Amitabh Bachchan's ads on TV , pledging to do something about global warming. Also the IIFA(International Indian Film Academy) has tied up with something called Global Cool to do something about-well,global warming.
Okay, now this bunch of multi-millionaires had their annual award show last Saturday where a large swathe of Bollywood elite turned up.
And where did the awards take place- in Mumbai? Dellhi? Goa?
In Yorkshire, England.

So this is how they fight global warming- by flying tons of celebrities to UK along with all the entertainers and the press, spewing out tons and tons of CO2 with their jetliners.
If this is how one fights global warming, then I want to join in.

Update- The Bollywood's war on Global Warming continues (pdf)-

Indian cinema’s superstars will reach out to fans across 6 continents & 18 countries
Yorkshire, June 8th, 2007: Keeping in tune with its philosophy of celebrating Indian
cinema and integrating it with a global platform, Wizcraft International Entertainment,
the organizers of IIFA Weekend,
today announced the grandest,
blockbuster world tour - ‘The
Unforgettable Tour - Experience
the magic…’ with Amitabh
Bachchan, Aishwarya Bachchan,
Abhishek Bachchan, Lara Dutta,
Bipasha Basu & Ritesh Deshmukh.

Update 2- Here is Amitabh's best friend tackling global warming in his own way-
Amar Singh bought a huge Bentley luxury car worth 1.5 crores(15 million rupees) (or is it 1.7 crores?) in London and brought it to India.

Abhishek Bachchan in the Bentley

From the looks of it , it could be a Bentley Continental GT (mileage- city/highway-10/17 miles per gallon or approx. 4.2/7.1 km per litre, or an average of 5.5 km per litre) or a Bentley Continental Spur(mileage- same as above).

Bentley Continental GT

I am sure Amitabh will persuade Amar to give up his Bentley and buy a Reva electric instead, just after he comes back from his world tour of 6 continents & 18 countries. He he he , just kidding!

Reva electric