Farhan Akhtar urges people to get rid of stigma attached to HIV. Bollywood producer-actor Farhan Akhtar has urged people to get rid of the stigma attached to the HIV virus. Farhan was at the launch of Vespa RED here on Tuesday.Akhtar said: “The fact is that you can continue to live and have a normal life as long as there is no stigma attached to it. It is one of the biggest battles actually which we as people have to deal with; coming to terms with the fact that it is just another disease.“It does require another kind of treatment and cure, but the stigma is very huge that has been attached to it and we need to get rid of it.”Piaggio India launched a new special edition scooter in India christened the Vespa RED, which was launched in collaboration with RED, a company that partners with global brands to create awareness and also support the fight against HIV/AIDS.
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“Fifty dollars of each sale will go towards dealing with the HIV virus cause. And that to me, is probably a bigger USP than anything else, as far as the purchase of the scooter is concerned,” said the actor, who believes in regular health checkups.
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This particular version of the Vespa RED has been launched only in the Indian market, and every sale of the line will generate money to finance global fund grants that support the fight to end AIDS in India. On the work front, Fukrey Returns is an upcoming 2017 Indian buddy comedy film, produced by Farhan Akhtar.
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