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Hrithik, Ranbir, Ranveer, Anushka to come together

January 11, 2011 07:14:34 PM IST
Glamsham Editorial
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It's gonna be one big night. Shabana Azmi and her godchild Namrata Goyal have once again put together a fundraising fashion show, "MIJWAN-Sonnets in Fabric, A fashion show with a difference"-a fundraiser for MWS founded by Kaifi Azmi for the empowerment of the girl child in rural India. The Indian film industry comes out in full force to support this unique fundraiser for MWS at an event being held at Trident, Bandra Kurla Complex on the 23rd of January 2011 where a large contingent from the Indian film industry will be participating and walking the ramp for this noble cause.



The actors participating in alphabetical order include Aditya Roy Kapur, Amrita Rao, Anushka Sharma, Celina Jaitley, Dia Mirza, Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Karan Johar, Kunal Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandes, Lara Dutta, Monikangana, Neha Dhupia, Prateik Babbar, Raima Sen, Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Rohit Roy, Sameera Reddy, Sandhya Mridul, Shilpa Shetty, Sushmita Sen, Shazahn Padamsee and Tusshar Kapoor.

Says Hrithik Roshan, "I am very happy to lend support to Mijwan Welfare Society that seeks to empower the girlchild in rural India. Kaifi Saheb who founded the NGO has worked with my grandfather Roshan Saheb, Shabana aunty has been a school friend of my dad. I'm working with Zoya so it's really a relationship spanning three generations. But even more importantly I believe that when I support a cause I get enriched by the experience because it sensitises me to the plight of those less priveleged..for a mere Rs 6000, a girlchild in Mijwan can get through school for a whole year!We blow up 10 times that amount at a restaurant in one night!"

Adds Ranbir Kapoor, "India is an idea whose time has come! 50 percent of India is under the age of 25 years. This is our greatest resource base. All over the world change has been spearheaded by the youth. We, the young people of India need to turn our attention towards rural India where 80 percent of the population lives with a focus on empowering the girlchild. By associating with Mijwan Welfare Society an NGO founded by the extraordinary poet lyricist Kaifi Azmi I am paying my tribute to a rare poet who practised what he preached 'Pyar ka jashn nai tarha manana hoga Gam kisi dil mein sahi Gam ko mitana hoga'."

Says Shabana Azmi, "Last year the phenomenal success of Mijwan Sonnets in Fabric where 22 filmstars like Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai came forward for my NGO Mijwan Welfare Society's benefit has snowballed into an even bigger fund raiser this year. Mijwan is a tiny village in UP where my father Kaifi Azmi was born. He founded the NGO and I have taken on the task of taking his dream forward. MWS runs Kaifi Azmi High School for girls, Kaifi Azmi inter college for girls, Kaifi Azmi computer training centre, Kaifi Azmi sewing and tailoring centre."

With so many stars coming under one roof, it's surely gonna be a night to remember!


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