On World Wildlife Day the actor shares a special message and reveals that he feels blessed to have spent a year and a half in the forest with Unni, the elephant
Pulkit Samrat shared a rather special bond with Unni, the elephant while shooting for Haathi Mere Saathi. And the actor took to his Instagram today on World Wildlife Day and shared a picture of him with Unni alongside a heartfelt note. The actor wrote, “For me, this ain’t just a title of my movie anymore. It stands true to the time I shared with this gentle beast. Meet Unni the elephant; playful, gentle, understanding and more human than any human I know. I feel blessed to spend a year and a half in the forest with this beautiful soul. We shared our meals quite often. Really..!! I used to have red rice with sambhar while I fed him huge red rice balls mixed with jaggery. I remember once I was having an apple and I offered him one. He smelled it and to my shock threw it away! I offered him another apple. He did the same. Then my director @prabusolomonofficial sir came to me and explained me that the fruits that we eat are usually adulterated with chemicals and wax is applied on them to give them the expensive shine. Animals are very smart at noticing when nature’s products have been tampered with. He took another apple, cleaned it up, wiped off all the wax and offered it to Unni. This time the mighty elephant took the apple and enjoyed it. Made me realise how much we humans tamper with the nature and it’s beauty. This planet ain’t ours alone. It’s to share with all life forms. We can be highly educated but the wild ones know better about how to respect Mother Earth and it’s offerings. I wish, we understand this before it’s too late and our blunders cost us our beautiful planet and the life on it. Let’s work with the nature, rather than against it. #WorldWildlifeDay #wwd2021”
The official trailer of Haathi Mere Saathi will release tomorrow and will have a theatrical release on March 26! Directed by Prabhu Solomon, it also stars Rana Daggubati, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Zoya Hussain.