Actor Sidharth Malhotra says that Indians have lost respect for environment and should learn how New Zealanders keep their’s clean. “I think in terms of learning from them (New Zealanders) and their society, which we actually had but somewhat lost, is the respect for our environment, forest and the animals that we have,” Sidharth told IANS during a car ride on the Auckland streets.Sidharth, the Tourism New Zealand brand ambassador in India, is on his second trip to the country and he is mesmerised by the scenic beauty of the country again.
Talking about how Indians have slowly lost the respect for the nature, he said: “We should be the first and pioneer in doing that because we worship trees, animals so we do have it our culture. But I think somewhere we have lost it. When I come to a country like New Zealand, I feel great to see them take out so much time and effort in taking care of nature.”
“We have somewhere lost that appreciation for our environment and animals because, of course, there are other conditions. We are struggling with other economic problems and people in general have those issues. But I think this is very fascinating to see somewhere else in the world,” added the 31-year-old, who plans to own a house with garden in Mumbai soon.