SONAM KAPOOR :

I BE­LIEVE IN US­ING MY STA­TUS FOR A GOOD CAUSE

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Ac­tress Sonam Kapoor be­lieves in us­ing her celebrity sta­tus to sup­port noble causes and giv­ing back to so­ci­ety the love she gets from fans.

The 31-year-old “Neerja” ac­tress is the am­bas­sador of two Non Govern­ment Or­gan­i­sa­tions work­ing for wel­fare of chil­dren – Fight Hunger Foun­da­tion and Cud­dles Foun­da­tion. While the for­mer pro­motes com­mu­nity-based ap­proaches for the man­age­ment of acute mal­nu­tri­tion, the lat­ter pro­vides nu­tri­tional sup­port to un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren af­flicted with can­cer. “It is my re­spon­si­bil­ity to use my celebrity sta­tus for a good cause. If you’re born into priv­i­lege, it’s your duty to give back to so­ci­ety. I think work­ing to­wards these things (re­fer­ring to is­sues in so­ci­ety) is very im­por­tant,” Sonam said in a state­ment here. The “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” ac­tress said it was easy to talk or tweet about a cause, but it is im­por­tant to be aware about the real sit­u­a­tion. “We can live in an ivory tower and give sup­port and money, or tweet or talk about it, but if we don’t know what’s go­ing on at the ground level, then there’s no point. Your ef­forts be­come more ef­fec­tive when you are ac­tu­ally in­volved and know what’s go­ing on.” In­dian Ex­press

Sonam Kapoor

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