One of the top 10 most searched celebs of 2018, Rashmika Mandana did a photoshoot recently in a bid to raise awareness about rampant pollution of lakes.
She chose the Bellandur Lake in Bangalore as the location for the shoot. The lake is highly polluted with industrial effluents discharged over many years now, has created a white froth like substance on the lake's surface and gives rise to a putrid odour that can be smelt miles away. Rashmika did the photoshoot near the lake and has shared some photos where she's supposedly gone underwater, despite the froth like pollutant.
While some of the photos do the job with the backdrop of the frothing lake, the underwater photos don't look quite as convincing.
Speaking about the shoot, the actress said,"Well wasn't aware of this till we had to actually go and shoot this in Bellandur lake, which like really broke my heart, and imagine few years down the line, it's the same case everywhere else". The lake has been the centre of attention for many lake cleanup drives over the last few years, but to no avail. It remains one of the most highly polluted lakes in the city.