Priyanka Chopra recently took to Twitter to share a picture with Freida Pinto. She posted, “Together we are Girl Rising! Thank You Freida for being on this journey with me!”
This campaign would also include a documentary film featuring the two stars and seven other Bollywood actresses, which tells stories of nine unforgettable girls around the world striving against difficult circumstances to achieve their dreams of an education.
Directed by Academy Award nominated director Richard E. Robbins, the documentary tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world that face arranged marriages, child slavery, and sexual abuse.
Priyanka Chopra and Freida Pinto are also part of the global feature, which co-stars Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.
“I’ve been a part of the Girl Rising campaign since it’s inception and am honoured to be able to bring this powerful idea to India. I am also extremely humbled by and grateful for the support from my colleagues in the industry. All it took was one phone call for me to have these amazing seven ladies to graciously agree to join us on this journey. If more girls are educated, all of India stands to gain. The girl rising campaign aims to address that through an innovative initiative that will not only help create awareness but also create a tangible platform to affect change.” stated Priyanka Chopra.
Freida, who is a popular Hollywood now, stated that it’s must to educate our girls and Girl Rising is one of the most important causes for her.
“Too often it is social and traditional ideas that hold girls back. People just can’t imagine a different future for girls. The time has come where instead of questioning why we should educate girls, we should be asking why not, when we know that educating girl can change the world, why wait. With Girl Rising we will change that.” stated Freida Pinto.
Priyanka Chopra stated that the documentary film is path breaking and said is proud to be a part of it. “This film has been path breaking… the kind of women who are in and behind it really gave the film a voice and I am proud to be a part of Girl Rising and bringing the film to India,” Priyanka said.
Girl Rising also includes a mass media campaign that will mobilise and unify millions toward a shared goal of Pass Class 10 and local action through an aggressive campaign.
Priyanka Chopra and Freida Pinto have teamed up to launch a multi-level global campaign, Girl Rising, to spread awareness about importance of girls ed...3.0