New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Actress Bhumi Pednekar has been at the forefront of the issues of social concern and environmental protection alongside the consistently frequent calls to neutralise the coronavirus crisis in as many ways as possible. The 30-year-old actress is now urging her fellow citizens to fight the coronavirus pandemic through an ‘anti-spitting’ campaign, which the ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ actress has started to spearhead recently.

“We have to defeat coronavirus and everyone has to join hands. Leave the habit of spitting. We have to save the country. Currently, our country is under the threat of corona and the fatal disease spreads even by spitting,” Bhumi was quoted as saying by Times of India.

The ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ actress took to her social media pages and urged the people to join the ‘anti-spitting’ campaign. Bhumi drew the parallel with the toilets constructed across the country by the people, to eliminate the problem of open defecation, and said that simultaneously the citizens of the country can help a great deal in eliminating the coronavirus infection by ensuring that neither they themselves spit around, nor they let anybody else to do so.

Lately, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to preserve the planet's biodiversity, Bhumi came forward and highlighted the essentiality of the same.

Earlier, Bhumi also spearheaded the awareness campaign on the premise of World Environment day, which garnered the support of her fellow actors from the Entertainment world, most notably Akshay Kumar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Dia Mirza and Arjun Kapoor.

Bhumi will be next seen in Alankrita Shrivastava's ‘Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare’, which is currently in post-production stage. Her another highly anticipated project, Shashank Khaitan's ‘Durgavati’ remains halted due to COVID-19 crisis.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma