Anil Kapoor’s Uses His Celeb Status For a Cause

Bollywood actor has joined the battle against human trafficking
Tuesday , 20 September 2011
Anil Kapoor’s Uses His Celeb Status For a Cause
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Anil Kapoor

Bollywood star, Anil Kapoor, who starred in Mission Impossible 4 and Slumdog Millionaire is using his celebrity status to make the world a better place. He has teamed up with CNN for Trapped By Tradition: A CNN Freedom Project Documentary, about human trafficking.

As a special contributor to the CNN Freedom Project, Anil visited Bharatpur in India, where families apparently sell young girls and women as a tradition.

"I feel that this practice continued over generations only due to lack of education. They are not exposed to the world. They are not exposed to what is happening around. Educating them and educating the parents can bring this practice to extinction," said the actor.

Anil feels his celebrity status can help the project. "Being a celebrity does help in mobilising such a cause. I can pick up a phone and call whomever I want to. Like I called CNN to get associated with Plan India. We can definitely make people listen to us."

INFO: Trapped by Tradition is showing on CNN at 11pm on 24 September. For more information on the project visit thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com.