New dad Shahid do­ing his bit to help other young girls

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Kavita Awaasthi

They say fa­ther­hood changes a per­son and Shahid Kapoor (above) is ex­em­pli­fy­ing it. Last year, the Ran­goon ac­tor be­came a proud father to daugh­ter Misha, and now he wants to help less for­tu­nate young girls get a bet­ter life.

A source says, “Be­ing the father of a baby girl, Shahid is sad­dened that not ev­ery girl child gets the op­por­tu­nity to be ed­u­cated and the start to a de­cent fu­ture. So, he has de­cided to do­nate 15 per cent of the earn­ings from his cloth­ing brand to­wards the cause of the girl child. He is a style icon and had launched the cloth­ing brand last year.”

The star might go be­yond that, hints the source, saying, “[Shahid] plans to do­nate to var­i­ous ini­tia­tives that work for the ed­u­ca­tion, hous­ing and wel­fare of the girl child. He will join hands with an NGO that works for the ed­u­ca­tion of young girls. Through this NGO, he will pro­vide for ed­u­ca­tion of girls [in need] in In­dia and even abroad.” ■ kavita.awaasthi@hin­dus­tan­times.com

PHOTO:YOGEN SHAH

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