ApunKaChoice : Bollywood

SCOOP!! & NEWS

Another initiative by Richard Gere: Use art to spread AIDS awareness
06th July 2004  20.52 IST
By ApunKaChoice Bureau  


Richard Gere , one of the international film world's most untiring HIV/AIDS awareness activists, is in Delhi for a campaign that aims to use art to spread awareness of the deadly disease.

There is a need to increasingly start thinking out of the box when it comes to spreading awareness about AIDS. There have been some sporadic efforts but there's been nothing concerted and sustained. It seems that Richard Gere has vowed to change that.

Hollywood's most frequent flyer to Delhi is in town for an interaction on the theme "Make Art Stop AIDS". The purpose of the forum is to introduce the city to the efforts of artistes throughout India who are working to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Attending the event will be several leading activists and artistes including Mumbai's Parmeshwar Godrej (who is a trustee of Gere's NGO, Gere Foundation India Trust), Bollywood actor Om Puri and officials from the National AIDS Control Organisation and UNAIDS.

The Delhi meet will be the culmination of an intensive four-day workshop currently on in Kolkata for 50 persons in various creative fields.

The prime mover behind the event is David Gere, an associate professor in the Department of World Arts and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is the Hollywood star's brother. David is currently in India on a Fulbright scholarship.




Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Alia Bhatt | Surveen Chawla | New Hindi Movies

Fun Watch: Ranveer Singh crazy in love with Parineeti Chopra in 'Kill Dil' song 'Sweeta'
Watch Ranveer Singh doing all sorts of crazy things for Parineeti Chopra in ‘Kill Dil’ song
Watch: Uber cool Liam Neeson in ‘Taken 3’ trailer
Hrishikesh Mukherjee was a genius: Amitabh Bachchan remembers late filmmaker on his birth anniversary
Watch: Aamir Khan takes off transistor for Hrithik Roshan’s Bang Bang Dare
Did Shahrukh Khan call Aamir Khan ‘half actor’?
Dhanush’s 'Kaaka Muttai' to screen at Rome Film Festival
Mental muscle can only be built in times of adversity: Hrithik Roshan
Ranveer Singh’s next with 'Raanjhanaa' director Anand L. Rai?
Kajol pulls out from her comeback film!
Priyanka Chopra ecstatic after boxer Mary Kom wins Asiad gold
Hrithik Roshan dares Aamir 'PK' Khan to put the transistor down!
'Bang Bang' versus 'Haider': Trade experts balk at comparison
Diandra Soares to shave her head in 'Bigg Boss'?
Ranbir Kapoor undergoes surgery; all is well
'Bang Bang', 'Haider', 'Happy New Year' big releases of October

AKC HOT INDEX

ECARDS > Valentines Day, New Year, Diwali, Birthday, Valentines, Love, Christmas
CardWeaver.com > Birthday, Holi

MOVIES


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...