|Home Movies Music Celebs Gallery Down South Videos Downloads eCards Search RSS|
|Scoop Home Bollywood Music Down South Fashion Interviews News & Happenings Hollywood|
|HOME | SCOOP!! & NEWS | HAPPENINGS|
Hema Malini to protest female foeticide through dance video
23rd Mar 2008 10.00 IST
Actress-MP Hema Malini , who once ruled Bollywood as its 'Dream Girl', is all set to launch a 15-minute dance video against female foeticide and says women must be made more aware of their rights.
"Female foeticide, domestic violence and dowry are the three biggest problems that the women of our country face today. I feel very sad when I hear about the killing of female foetuses," Hema, who has two daughters, said in New Delhi Saturday.
"Since I am an artist, people come to see my dance and if I start lecturing them about female foeticide they might not listen to me. So I thought why not convey the message through dance. And we (Hema and her daughters Esha Deol and Ahana) started working on a video condemning killing of female foetuses."
The video is likely to be launched next month.
"We would first introduce it through our dance ballet Parampara. Depending on its impact we would convert it into a 45-minute video. The rest depends on the ministry of women and child development, how they put it on air - via TV or in theatres," said the actress who has been seen in socially relevant films like Baghban and Baabul .
Ravindra Jain has given the music for the video.
Nearly a million female foetuses are believed to be aborted every year in India - a country known for its male preference - which means over 2,700 girls die every day before even seeing the light of day.
"Along with the primary education, every girl child must be taught about women's rights, at least once a week. Because once they graduate from school they face an ugly world. Even girls from rich families go through bad experiences."
Hema is the brand ambassador of Kent RO, a water purifying system and was in the capital to promote it.
The veteran actress, who churned out hits like Johnny Mera Naam, Seeta Aur Geeta, Sholay , Charas and many more in the 1970s, also said that more awareness must be spread amongst women, about their rights to help them tackle social evils like dowry and domestic violence.
"Once women know their rights, they would have less difficulty in dealing with problems like domestic violence and dowry. Also, according to our Indian culture, after marriage women have to bear all sorts of tortures without any complaints. But it is high time women came out of it. Every woman must feel proud to be a woman."
AKC HOT INDEX
ECARDS > Valentines Day, New Year, Diwali, Birthday, Valentines, Love, Christmas
CardWeaver.com > Birthday, Holi
celebs » wallpapers » the celeb A-Z
who's in » Freida Pinto | Anushka Sharma | Katrina Kaif | Deepika Padukone | Ranbir Kapoor | Dev Patel | Aishwarya Rai | Abhishek Bachchan | Imran Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Salman Khan | Aamir Khan | Hrithik Roshan | Akshay Kumar | Zayed Khan | Saif Ali Khan | John Abraham | Shahid Kapur | Kareena Kapoor | Vidya Balan | Priyanka Chopra | Rani Mukherjee | Mallika Sherawat | Bipasha Basu | Preity Zinta | Kajol | Neha Dhupia | Sameera Reddy | Juhi Chawla | Karisma Kapoor | Madhuri Dixit | Chitrangada Singh | Payal Rohatgi | Sneha Ullal | Mahima Chaudhary | Meghna Naidu | Rakhi Sawant | Bhumika Chawla | Lisa Ray | Dimple Kapadia | Ayesha Takia | Dia Mirza | Sushmita Sen | Amisha Patel | Esha Deol | Amrita Rao | Amrita Arora | Genelia D'Souza | Arjun Rampal | Amitabh Bachchan | Vivek Oberoi | Raima Sen | Riya Sen | Rekha | Rimi Sen | Nigar Khan | Tanushree Dutta | Yana Gupta | Shilpa Shetty | Celina Jaitley | Sonam Kapoor | Neha Oberoi | Nisha Rawal | Manjari Fadnis | Kamal Haasan | Rajnikant | Asin | Sanjay Dutt | Shahid Kapoor | Sherlyn Chopra | Farhan Akhtar | Prachi Desai | Mandira Bedi | Shahana Goswami | Konkona Sen Sharma | Kangana Ranaut | Mugdha Godse | Masumeh Makhija | Minissha Lamba | Nandana Sen | Malaika Arora | Shweta Kumar | Namitha | Kalki Koechlin | Mahi Gill | Shakeela | Lara Dutta | A R Rahman | Trisha | Shruti Haasan | Neetu Chandra | Shriya Saran | Padma Lakshmi | Emma Watson | Kelly Clarkson | Britney Spears | Anne Hathaway | Anjana Sukhani | Tila Tequila | Soha Ali Khan | Priyamani | Sonal Chauhan | Vaishali Desai | Jackky Bhagnani | Kristen Stewart | Robert Pattinson | Neil Nitin Mukesh | Shiney Ahuja | more...