Mumbai: Actress Richa Chadha has joined hands with actor Kunal Kapoor’s online fundraising website Ketto to raise funds to provide shelter for rescued trafficked girls. Richa has come forth to be the voice of the campaign and help raise money for a shelter home here named Purnata, where upto 15 such girls are given various forms of training including dance, vocational training and other activities.
The money will help the NGO pay off rent for a duration of 24 months summing upto a total of Rs 12 lakh. “I always wanted to be able to do something when I was a little famous for causes that I believed in. To me, this is an extension of being a true artist. And to pay it forward is my philosophy,” Richa said in a statement. “These girls have been to hell and back, and if I can do anything at all to make them heal, it’s an absolute privilege for me,” the actress added. Kunal, owner of Ketto, says its is wonderful that people from film industry are taking up such relevant social causes.
“I think it’s wonderful that influential people from the film industry are taking up such relevant social causes. Hoping it inspires not just more people from the industry, but also the fans to come forward and support a cause financially,” Kunal said. The “Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana” actor has lauded Richa, saying she is “truly a woman on a mission”. “Right from the start, she has been immensely involved in the planning of this campaign. Team Ketto wishes her all the best!” he added. –IANS
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