Posted Wed, April 11, 2012 1:52pm IST

As PC gears up to champion the cause of freeing Yamuna River from toxins and waste material, we take a look at how she toiled hard in the hot sun to get the message across

It’s nothing new when celebs come down to the streets and take time out for a social cause. Preity Zinta has swept the streets of Mumbai, Aamir Khan has joined a hunger strike, Abhay Deol writes articles on environmental issues every now and then; and now the newest member hopping onto the bandwagon is Priyanka Chopra, who was seen wielding a rake and sweating it out to clean the polluted river on Monday. While the paparazzi went berserk clicking pictures and waited to photograph Ms Chopra from every angle, PC seemed to be alternating between picking garbage,touching up her make-up and protecting herself from the harsh sun. She was seen wearing a simple white Salwar Kameez which she teamed with oversized sunglasses.

Chopra has always been very vocal about her opinions regarding such issues and manages to make sense every time she plans to talk about it, unlike most other B-town chicks. With Taj Mahal as the backdrop and cleaning equipment in her hand, we hope that the half-covered in sweat PC’s message does provoke people into thinking about the state of our rivers.