Priyanka Chopra posts mask selfie to highlight Delhi air pollution crisis

Delhi is staggering under an air pollution crisis. Every year, just when the festive season rolls in and Diwali is just around the corner, a thick haze of smog settles into the capital choking all in its path. This year has not been any different. Priyanka Chopra Jonas has expressed her concern over the prevailing air pollution crisis in an Instagram post


Priyanka Chopra took to Instagram to share a selfie in which she is seen wearing a mask. The actress is currently shooting for The White Tiger in Delhi pollution.

In the selfie, Priyanka is wearing a blue mask with sunglasses, covering almost all of her face. While sharing the picture, she expressed concern over the deteriorating air quality in the city.

She expressed concern for Delhiites and especially those who are homeless. Adding how blessed she is with ‘air purifiers’ and ‘masks’, the actress added, “Pray for the Homeless. Be safe everyone.”

The condition of air in Delhi is at its severe worse with pollution levels remaining in the dangerous zone.

Meanwhile, actor Rishi Kapoor also took a dig at the dipping air quality. He shared an image on his Twitter account expressing concern over the air quality of Delhi.

He shared a meme on rising levels of air pollution in Delhi. His tweet came after a public health emergency was issued by Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) in the national capital.

He stated if you are experiencing the signs of ‘breathlessness’ or ‘moist eyes, you’ are ‘either in Love or in Delhi.’

The Air Quality Index (AQI) on Monday morning showed major pollutants PM 2.5 and PM 10 were both at 500 — in the ‘severe’ category. The twin problem of bursting crackers on Diwali, and stubble burning in Haryana and Punjab has created thick smog over the national capital.

While Indian cricketer Ashwin Ravichandran, tweeted saying, “The quality of air in Delhi is really scary, the oxygen we breathe is the basic requisite for mankind on this planet. This indeed is an emergency.”

Delhi is witnessing a dip in air quality with several areas showing the air quality in the ‘severe’ category. The capital and its adjoining area have been covered in a thick blanket of smog due to rising pollution from past few weeks.

On Sunday, the pollution levels peaked to a three-year high. Average air quality index (AQI) stood at 494 at 4 pm on Sunday, the highest since November 6, 2016, when it was 497.