May 18 : Newly-wed and soon to a mom, actress Dia Mirza is looking beautiful on the 12th Anniversary cover spread of Harper’s Bazaar and talks about eco-warrior streak and project River Ganga.
Dia Mirza took to her social media profile and dropped the cover page, along with an excerpt from her interaction with Dr. Krithi Karanth.
She captioned it, “As #Bazaarturns12, I was honoured to be in conversation with an advocate for the cause of environment protection, a person I deeply admire and respect on the urgent actions needed to safeguard our future. Dr Krithi Karanth (@krithi.karanth), Director of Centre for Wildlife Studies. #connectandcollaborate
Excerpts from the feature: Dr Krithi Karanth: When did you go from a passive appreciation for nature to becoming a strong advocate for it?....Dia Mirza: When I realised that not enough people were helping, like how you help. I was doing a show called ‘Ganga: The Soul of India’ a few years ago…On my journey, I saw ravines of plastic in the most pristine natural areas. It opened up my mind to the gravity of the problem. Up until then, I hadn’t really seen it for what it was, how devastating and destructive it was, how it had permeated every free space in the world. Why do we not have any solution for managing our waste better? All this plastic is reaching the interior-most parts of our country, it is choking our lakes, rivers, and oceans. It has entered the food chain, polluting our air, even our soil...what is wrong with us?”
After being married for 11 years to filmmaker Sahil Sangha, diva Dia filed for divorce and married Vaibhav Rekhi, the duo is expecting their first child. The actress announced the pregnancy last month on Instagram with a photo of herself cradling the baby bump with a beach in the background. The picture that she shared was taken during the couple's trip to the Maldives.
Dia, who is best known for her work in films such as Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein, Sanju, and Dum, was last seen in Thappad.