You have been an ambassador for Population Services International since 2008.
I wanted to use the platform I had been given thanks to my job in the entertainment industry. When PSI approached me, I jumped for it.
Why did you choose to represent children’s causes in particular?
Because child sickness and death have easy solutions and PSI found innovative ways to deliver.
Why is Project Wajood (PSI India’s gender-based violence programme) important to you?
It’s important to invest in human rights, and it starts by supporting girls and women. Addressing violence against them is a first step.
How do you see this problem in India and how do you see it being cured?
Any solution must be developed by the people of India. We must also remember that violence against women isn’t cultural, it’s criminal.
How does being a celebrity help further the causes you support?
I’m fortunate to have a...