Sonam Kapoor may be labelled 'daddy's little girl' in the entertainment industry, but there's no question about the hard work she puts into her career. Now, the actor wants to support a social cause.
“If you’re born into privilege, it’s your duty to give back [to society]," says Sonam. "That’s basically why I’ve been dedicating a lot of my time towards the causes I believe in. To be associated with an NGO that is working towards eradicating malnutrition is a step in that direction. We can build hospitals, toilets and schools, or propagate feminism, but at the end of the day, if we do not feed our kids and they do not have food, then everything is in vain."
The Neerja actor has been making headlines after she was seen at a local hospital in Mumbai interacting with children suffering from malnutrition. She believes in using her 'celebrity status for good', reported Hindustan Times.
“It is my responsibility to use my celebrity status for a good cause. I believe I should pay it forward. I am a concerned Indian citizen, and I believe in humanity. I think working towards these things is very important. In fact, you don’t have to be a celebrity to do that. You can be anybody,” says Sonam.
She adds, “We can live in an ivory tower and give support and money, or tweet or talk about it, but if we don’t know what’s going on at the ground level, then there’s no point. Your efforts become more effective when you’re actually involved and know what’s going on,” she asserts.