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Shekhar Kapur thanks PM Modi for highlighting water issues in I-Day speech

Shekhar Kapur

Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) 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. 

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 in the forefront of your speech. And emphasising that Water is a an issue that each one of us too must resolve," Kapur tweeted.

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.