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Updated: July 26, 2010 14:30 IST

For a cause

AHMED ZAIN ANWAR
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Actor Kunal Kapoor. Photo: R. Ravindran
The Hindu Actor Kunal Kapoor. Photo: R. Ravindran

Actor Kunal Kapoor lends his name to save children

Actor Kunal Kapoor was in the Capital recently to lend his support to the cause of child survival. As the brand ambassador for the NGO Save the Children, Kunal was at DT Cinemas, Saket, voicing his concerns. “This campaign is aimed at cutting down preventable deaths of children in our country. When I was approached by Save the Children, I didn't have to think whether to do or not to do. The campaign is about what each of us can do.”

Kunal says he was shocked to learn that almost two million children and newborns die every year of preventable illnesses.

On finding time to be part of the cause, he says, “No one is so busy that he cannot take a little time out for such a noble cause.”

Talking about his latest release, Lamhaa: the Untold story of Kashmir released recently, he says it is among the few movies that look at the problem of Kashmir from the point of view of the Kashmiri people.

On shooting in Kashmir, Kunal recalls, it was difficult because of the unpredictability of the place. “Suddenly a call may ground you, curfew can be imposed any time.”

Yet most of the shooting was done in Kashmir except for some action sequences shot in Manali.

Kunal did not have any reservations about taking up the project, though the movie was to be shot in sensitive locales. “When the movie came to me I thought this story had to be told. No second thoughts came to my mind.”

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