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Sakal Times
Friday, 21 September 2018

Our industry has so many good samaritans who have used their reach, status and money to help the needy. Here’s looking at five talented actors and wonderful human beings who are endorsing international causes

Hollywood actors constantly give back to society. And their Bollywood brethren isn’t far behind. Our industry has so many good samaritans who have used their reach, status and money to help the needy. Here’s looking at five talented actors and wonderful human beings who are endorsing international causes:

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Ash has been associated with Smile Train, a non-profit organisation that helps children born with a cleft lip to get reconstruction surgery. The NGO, which is an international organisation with various divisions spread across various countries, has spread millions of smile worldwide. 

Priyanka Chopra: PC is soaring high, balancing a career in both Hollywood and Bollywood. But that hasn’t stopped our desi girl from taking time out for causes that are close to her heart. The Quantico actress was announced the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to become a voice for oppressed children around the world.

Ali Fazal: Joining Aishwarya in Smile Train is Victoria and Abdul star, Ali Fazal, who was recently announced as the ambassador for the organisation during the opening of a new surgery wing in a hospital in Mumbai. Owing to his multifaceted persona, Ali is the perfect fit for the organisation to reach to audiences across the globe.

Freida Pinto: She has always been vocal about working towards helping the less privileged. Freida is the global ambassador for Plan International USA’s campaign, Because I am a Girl, a global initiative brought forth to create sustainable projects in developing countries to give girls access to clean water, food, health care, education, and protection from violence and exploitation. 

Dia Mirza: Bollywood actress and the former Miss Asia Pacific has been the UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India since last year and has been working towards creating awareness about living an eco-friendly lifestyle for the future of our planet. ST

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