Set to release on October 19th, Delhi Safari is India’s first 3D stereoscopic animation feature film which highlights the urgent cry of animals against deforestation. Delhi Safari is about five animals from Borivali National Park, who meet the Prime Minister in Delhi with a plea to stop builders from encroaching on their forests. Featuring the vocal talents of stars like Govinda, Akshaye Khanna, Boman Irani, Urmila Matondkar and Suniel Shetty, Delhi Safari will also be dubbed in English featuring Jason Alexander, Brad Garrett, Vanessa Williams, Jane Lynch, Christopher Lloyd and Cary Elwes. Along with promoting the film, director Nikhil Advani, the cast and composers Shankar Ehsaan and Loy have also started a campagin to protect the forests and habitats in India. As we told you before they launched a nationwide campaign titled, “Fight for Us Write for Us” and on August 15th, in honor of Independence day, children at the Don Bosco school took the pledge to “Save Our Forests, Save Our Animals, Save Mankind”.
Actor Boman Irani from the team of Delhi Safari attended the pledge ceremony on 15th August at the school. Joining in with him were over 700 children as well as the principal, vice principal and the school staff and they all took a pledge to save and protect the forests.
In the film Boman Irani plays Bagga the Bear and he is the peacemaker of the group. He believes that all problems could be sorted out through peaceful discussions. So the best way to get back their homes is to have a dialog with the humans, win their hearts and their own homes. About why he did the film he said, “I’ll support this film for as long as I live. The purpose of the film is to set a benchmark, that’s it. I did this film for the love of the planet.”
Check out these cool stills from the fabulous event where of course Mr Irani was at his charming and entertaining self who was mobbed by the kids!
But this cool cause does not stop there, the director explains, “Starting August 15, along with the film’s cast, we will ask students from over 1000 schools to send letters in support of the cause, which will then be sent to the Prime Minister’s office. We will use the internet and social media to reach out to as many as possible, so that the petition reaches the PM’s office by Wildlife Week (in October).”
Advani is moved by the response to the film and this new initiative. “This film is very close to my heart. I am humbled to see the passion and the support the film has garnered by the people of such high repute. What started out as an entertaining film has also become a movement that builds a cause for a better tomorrow.”
Written by Stacey Yount