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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio to be a presenter at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California

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Leonardo Dicaprio (right), VOA

Los Angeles, Jan 6, 2017: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been confirmed to be a presenter at the Golden Globe Awards.

The 42-year-old has joined the list of stars who will be handing out the prizes at the ceremony, which is taking place in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced DiCaprio and Kristen Wiig’s participation, via Twitter.

A post on the official Golden Globes Twitter account read: “We can confirm that Leonardo DiCaprio and Kristen Wiig will be presenters at the 74th Golden Globes on Januray 8.”

DiCaprio and Wiig join previously announced presenters Viola Davis, Sylvester Stallone, Priyanka Chopra, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth, Brie Larson, Sofia Vergara, Zoe Saldana, Mandy Moore, Gal Gadot, Carl Weathers, Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon, Laura Dern, Goldie Hawn, Nicole Kidman, Diego Luna, Sienna Miller, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Timothy Olyphant, Chris Pine, Eddie Redmayne, Amy Schumer, Justin Theroux, Milo Ventimiglia and Reese Witherspoon.

The Golden Globes will be presented by Jimmy Kimmell. Stallone’s daughters, Sophia, 20, Sistine, 18, and Scarlet, 14, have already been announced to be sharing the title of Miss Golden Globe. (IANS)

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Leonardo DiCaprio Raises Awareness about Chennai Water Crisis through Instagram

Chennai has been facing a severe water crisis

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DiCaprio took to Instagram to share a photograph of a dry well. Wikimedia Commons

Oscar winning Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, known for his environmental activism, has raised awareness about the ongoing water crisis in Chennai. DiCaprio took to Instagram to share a photograph of a dry well.

He wrote: “‘Only rain can save Chennai from this situation.’ A well, completely empty, and a city without water. The southern Indian city of Chennai is in crisis, after the four main water reservoirs ran dry.”

“The acute water shortage has forced the city to scramble for urgent solutions and residents have to stand in line for hours to get water from government tankers. As the water levels depleted, hotels and restaurants started to shut temporarily, and the air con was turned off in the city’s metro.

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Chennai has been facing a severe water crisis (Representational image). Wikimedia Commons

“Officials in the city continue to try and find alternative sources of water — but the community continue to pray for rain.” Chennai has been facing a severe water crisis.

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While Cholavaram (full capacity 1,081 mcft), Redhills (full capacity 3,300 mcft) and Chembarambakkam (3,645 mcft) lakes that supply water to Chennai have gone dry, there is only 19 mcft water left in the Poondi reservoir (full capacity of 3,231 mcft), according to the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board.

DiCaprio, who works extensively as a climate champion, had visited India in 2015 to film a segment for his 2016 documentary film, “Beyond the Flood”. He also visited the Taj Mahal during his trip. (IANS)