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Updated: August 7, 2010 13:42 IST

In Passing: Airing concerns

SUCHITRA BEHAL
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Abhay Deol: All for a cause
AFP Abhay Deol: All for a cause

He has already been voted an unusual actor. And if the movies he’s acted in are any indication, Abhay Deol has his script right. Now the offbeat actor is rooting for yet another cause; he is trying to get members of an NGO to make short films on issues concerning society and environment. Deol said, “A news channel may not be interested in showing how an Indian village suffers due to water scarcity; even today people have to walk miles to get water. An NGO could make a short film on this or other such aspects.” The NGO, Video Volunteers, has 175 producers who currently work with villagers, slum dwellers and others who do not have the means to voice their problems. Deol hopes that the films, eventually to be pedalled to news channels, will find space on their airtime.

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