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Priyanka, Freida unveil campaign for girls’ education

Actresses Priyanka Chopra and Freida Pinto at the launch of global campaign ‘Girl Rising’ in New Delhi on Saturday.  

Priyanka Chopra and Freida Pinto on Saturday launched a multi-level global campaign, ‘Girl Rising’, which includes a documentary film featuring the two stars and seven other Bollywood actresses, to spread awareness about importance of girls’ education.

The top Bollywood actresses feature in the Indian version of the film, which tells stories of nine unforgettable girls around the world striving against difficult circumstances to achieve their dreams of an education.

Priyanka, 32, and Freida, 30, are also part of the global feature, which co-stars Oscar-winners Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.

“I’ve been a part of the ‘Girl Rising’ campaign since its inception and am honoured to be able to bring this powerful idea to India. I am also extremely humbled by and grateful for the support from my colleagues in the industry.

“All it took was one phone call for me to have these amazing seven ladies to graciously agree to join us on this journey. If more girls are educated, all of India stands to gain. The girl rising campaign aims to address that through an innovative initiative that will not only help create awareness but also create a tangible platform to affect change,” Priyanka said here.

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