Shekhar Kapur has been obsessed with completing his dream project "Paani" for years now, and the acclaimed filmmaker has now thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for highlighting issues related to water in his Independence Day speech on August 15. Independence Day 2019: Adnan Sami Has an Epic Reply to a Pakistani Troll Who Questioned His Nationality
Kapur on Friday shared Modi's Independence Day speech, where the Prime Minister spoke about water. "Thank you, PM Narendra Modi, for putting water issues at the forefront of your speech. And emphasising that Water is an issue that each one of us too must resolve," Kapur tweeted. Independence Day 2019: Kangana Ranaut’s Earnest Message for Every Indian Is a Must-See (Watch Video)
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) August 16, 2019
He added: "That drop of water you see dripping from your tap, is not yours. It's a common resource that belongs to everyone. When you waste that drop of water, you are depriving others of a shared resource. Water is life. Thank you, Narendra Modi, making water such an important issue." Paani is a sci-fi drama set in the future when the world faces acute water shortage. The film stars Sushant Singh Rajput, and was originally scheduled to go on floors in mid-2013.