Kunal Kapoor backs cervical cancer campaign

7 years ago

Actor Kunal Kapoor has put his weight behind a campaign to create awareness on cervical cancer.


The 36-year-old actor walked the ramp at a fashion show here last night, organised by MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd, along with Yuvika Chaudhary and Miss India Earth Hasleen Kaur to launch the unique initiative 'Guard Your Angel'.


"One woman dies every seven minutes, so I feel it is really important to make people aware of cervical cancer, as it is the only cancer which is preventable and many people don't even know about it.


"I am always ready to come forward and spread the word around. When a celebrity lends his support it reaches out to a lot more people and when we can sell colas and shirts and cars so there's no reason you can't endorse a good noble cause," Kunal said.


The actor, who delivered his first hit with "Rang De Basanti", said he considers himself lucky to have been a part of the Aamir Khan-starrer because it was a phenomenon across the nation.


"Its always been a dream, as I have been an outsider, but I have been fortunate enough as I have been a part of 'Rang De Basanti' which became a movement.


"I have worked for the best production houses in the industry, I have worked with the directors I wished to, I have been a part of the hugely successful film Don 2 so yes it makes me feel wonderful," added Kunal.


Designers Namrata Joshipura, Anju Modi and Poonam Bhagat also showcased their collections at the event. "We are proud today to launch Guard Your Angel, an initiative to create awareness on cervical cancer and its preventive options. Every year, almost 72,825 women die due to cervical cancer in India and through this initiative we hope to reach out to a larger section of people," K G Ananthakrishnan, managing director of MSD Pharmaceuticals India, said. PTI


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