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Only rain can save Chennai: Leonardo DiCaprio on water crisis in the city

June 26, 2019 | 16:34 IST | CineBuzz |

For years now, actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been rising his voice for the mother nature and the ongoing water crisis in Chennai has drawn the Hollywood actor’s attention.

The Oscar-Award winning actor shared a BBC News post on Instagram talking about the issue. The four main water reservoirs in the Tamil Nadu capital are completely dry, as a result of which the residents are facing acute water shortage.

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#Regram #RG @bbcnews: “Only rain can save Chennai from this situation.” A well completely empty, and a city without water. The southern Indian city of Chennai is in crisis, after the four main water reservoirs ran completely dry. The acute water shortage has forced the city to scramble for urgent solutions and residents have to stand in line for hours to get water from government tanks. As the water levels depleted, hotels and restaurants started to shut down temporarily, and the air con was turned off in the city’s metro. Officials in the city continue to try and find alternative sources of water – but the community continue to pray for rain. Tap the link in our bio to read more about Chennai’s water crisis. (📸 Getty Images) #chennai #watercrisis #india #bbcnews

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This is not the first time the actor has spoken about the environmental issues in the world. A couple of days ago, the actor shared another post regarding India, about the Ghazipur garbage dump, which will soon be higher than the Taj Mahal.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be his next release and the Quentin Tarantino movie has garnered appreciation at the Cannes Movie Festival Premiere.