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Sonam Kapoor joins fight to make India hunger-free

By IANS Updated: Oct 25, 2016 10:22 pm

Actress Sonam Kapoor, who is known for voicing her opinion on various issues, has now taken up the cause to fight hunger.
“Earlier I spoke about LGBT rights, feminism, health issues and body shaming. These are all generational issues, but basic like food, shelter, or clothing is something normally we don’t think about especially when you come from an affluent family,” said Sonam, who is a goodwill ambassador for ‘Fight Hunger’ Foundation, an NGO dedicated to the fight against malnutrition.
Pitching her voice in the fight against malnutrition-related causes in India, the actress said: “I am trying my very best by supporting this foundation to give back because I’ve been given so much.”
Sonam, daughter of actor Anil Kapoor, also urged people to see beyond their own lives.
“We spend a lot of time in lot of controversies. Even I say lot of stupid things many times. There are six million malnourished children and many are dying everyday. It’s an appalling number in country like India where we waste so much. It’s time to give up,” she said.
The “Neerja” actress also wants media to focus on the cause instead on her fashion sense and films.
“Instead of my dresses and my movies, it will be nice if you put this cause with my picture,” Sonam said.

By IANS Updated: Oct 25, 2016 10:22:07 pm