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Madhuri Dixit wants to empower the girl child

Last updated on: February 06, 2014 18:19 IST

Madhuri Dixit wants to empower the girl child

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The 'Save & Empower the Girl Child' initiative organised by Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital saw the likes of Madhuri Dixit, Preity Zinta, Malaika Arora Khan, Lara Dutta, Mandira Bedi, Swara Bhaskar, Evelyn Sharma, Isha Koppikar, Waheeda Rehman and Helen not only come down to support the cause but some of them also walked the ramp for Manish Malhotra. 

It was a noble cause and Bollywood celebs were present in full force to express their solidarity.

The ‘Save & Empower the Girl Child’ initiative organised by Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital saw the likes of Madhuri Dixit, Preity Zinta, Malaika Arora Khan, Lara Dutta, Mandira Bedi, Swara Bhaskar, Evelyn Sharma, Isha Koppikar, Waheeda Rehman and Helen not only come down to support the cause but some of them also walked the ramp for Manish Malhotra.

Madhuri Dixit Nene, who walked the ramp for fashion designer Manish Malhotra, exhorted the audience to take a pledge in support of the girl child.

She said, “Let every girl child bloom, flourish and spread her fragrance in this world. Let us salute every girl child, every woman, every little Laxmi and Saraswati reincarnate in India. Let us join hands to abolish female foeticide and make this world a better place.”


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Waheeda Rehman

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Bollywood veterans Helen and Waheeda Rehman sat together as the night wore on. They enthusiastically applauded the stage shows that underlined the importance of the girl child.


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Shibani Kashyap

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Singer Shibani Kashyap sang ‘I Am A Woman’ song, she had specially composed to celebrate women’s existence on earth.


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Poonam Dhillon

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Film actor Poonam Dhillon also attended the event in support of the girl child.


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Shaina NC

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BJP leader Shaina NC, who is a vocal proponent of women causes, was seen mingling with Helen, film director Rajkumar Hirani and speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Dilip Walse Patil.


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Vida Samadzai

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Film actor Vida Samadzai was her glamorous self as she adorned the front benches during the event.


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Nagesh Kukunoor and Rajkumar Hirani

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Director Nagesh Kukunoor, who participated in a discussion on creating awareness about atrocities against women, along with a panel comprising of Shaina NC, Dr Indu Shahani, Gul Panag, Mrunalini Deshmukh, Dr Rupa Shah and Dr Hrishikesh Pai, is seen with Rajkumar Hirani.


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Mika

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Singer Mika lent a very vocal support to the campaign as he applauded every participant, every discussion in his style by standing and praising the performers on stage.


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Madhoo

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Actor Madhoo too lent her support to the campaign.


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Gul Panag

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Gul Panag participated in a discussion on creating awareness about the atrocities against women.


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