Taapsee pro­motes self-de­fence

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Taapsee pannu, who has por­trayed strong char­ac­ters in Naam Sha­bana and Pink (2016), has been ac­tive in sup­port­ing the cause of women’s rights. Tak­ing a step fur­ther in the di­rec­tion, the ac­tor is now pro­mot­ing self-de­fence train­ing for girls. Re­cently, she vis­ited her alma mater, Mata Jai Kaur Pub­lic School in Delhi to en­cour­age girls to take up self-de­fence classes.

And that is not all. The ac­tor will also be seen as a spe­cial guest at an­other self­de­fence train­ing event in the city on Septem­ber 10. Ak­shay Ku­mar, who is also a part of the event, has joined hands with Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thack­eray and col­lab­o­rated with FLO (FICCI Ladies Or­gan­i­sa­tion) to launch a mar­tial arts event where they will give self­de­fence train­ing ses­sions to women in sub­ur­ban Mum­bai. Taapsee will be seen in­ter­act­ing with the au­di­ence at the event.

Taapsee, too, prac­tices mar­tial arts as part of her fit­ness rou­tine, and be­lieves it is the best way to “re­main fit” and “learn self-de­fence”. Taapsee says, “I have al­ways talked about the im­por­tance of girls learn­ing self-de­fence. It is more than just learn­ing mar­tial arts. It’s about in­still­ing a sense of con­fi­dence amongst girls that they are ca­pa­ble of tak­ing care of them­selves. They need to be their own he­roes. It’s nice to share the stage with cred­i­ble peo­ple in the so­ci­ety who share the same per­spec­tive on this topic. I am thank­ful for this op­por­tu­nity.”

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