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I learned to be aware of animals and our environment: Regina Cassandra | Tamil Movie News

I don’t think it’s mandatory for a celebrity to talk about social issues. But I believe that a celebrity or someone with a platform… Read More
Regina Cassandra says she has always spoken out and advocated for environmental conservation. As part of Earth Day, the actress took part in a beach clean-up in Chennai, where we caught up with her for a chat where she shared how strongly she feels about preserving our ecosystem, as well as her upcoming projects, including the much-awaited Vidaamuyarchi, with Ajith Kumar. Fragments:

‘WE MUST UNDERSTAND HOW WE ARE TREAKING OUR ENVIRONMENT’I was very fortunate to have had an upbringing where I was taught to be aware not only of myself and the people around me, but also of the animals, my environment and the way we mess with the ecosystem, the weather , the water around us, or the land we are on. We need to understand the effects our actions will have on our environment.


‘My younger self argued about litter’Even those who knew me when I was in college know how aware I am of litter. My younger self often got into fights about it. But as I got older, I realized there was no point in fighting. So now I tell people kindly instead of getting angry or annoyed, and make sure they understand. And it helps.

“Anyone with a platform should want to use it to empower others.”I don’t think it’s mandatory for a celebrity to talk about social issues. But I believe that a celebrity or someone with a platform should want to use it to empower others. It doesn’t come from the perspective of, ‘Oh, we need to talk about social issues.’ Instead, it comes from the perspective of “I have this platform and I know I can reach so many people.” It is important to be aware that you have the platform and the power to move people.

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