While the name Akshaye Khanna may not ring any bells with those in the States — pop over to India and you’ve got someone with as much star power as the top A-listers. Bollywood is continuing its rapid rise, and stars like Khanna are quickly becoming recognized beyond borders. With this popularity, comes great influence — which is why we’re happy to report that Indian celebrities are continuing to push the green movement along.
According to friends close to the actor, Akshaye Khanna was quite impressed by the concept of the electric car, which besides meeting individual needs in city mobility, would also help combat some of the social and environmental problems hovering on the horizon. His friends add that Akshaye Khanna was quite impressed with Chetan Maini, the founder of the electric car REVA, due to its unique model of economic activity that incorporated social and environmental concerns, and felt like contributing in a small way, his bit for Planet Earth.
Says Chetan Maini ‘Globally we see celebrities coming forward and supporting causes they believe in, be it the environment, human rights etc. It is great to know that an Indian celebrity like Akshaye Khanna is taking steps to help the environment, his decision to choose the REVA for its environment friendly advantage and great city mobility is a reflection of his commitment to this cause.’
The REVA can go about 45mph with a range of around 50 miles — perfect for anyone simply commuting around the city. Good on ya, Khanna!