Mallika Sherawat is on a mission. And this time she is taking her mission all the way to Cannes. Sherawat’s mission to help eradicate child prostitution and trafficking. The actor has been working tirelessly with her international NGO Free-A-Girl to not just end this heinous form of violence against women and girls but also rehabilitate the victims of such abuse.
Such is Sherawat’s dedication to the cause that she wants to highlight the issue at an international level. The actor and activist is looking to raise awareness about the issue at Cannes. In the past, many like Julia Roberts and Salma Hayek have used the influential forum to make a strong point.
She said, “This is my 9th year at Cannes. It is so important in today’s world to raise awareness about this issue. It is 2018 and we are still grappling with child prostitution all around the world. There are so many children trapped in this racket. It is necessary to create awareness about what is happening with women all over the world. I believe Cannes is a significant platform to raise this issue.”
Her work with the Free-A- Girl NGO has been making headlines, especially when she reached out to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asking for help to get the Indian visa of Free-A- Child founder Evelien Holsken approved.
Sherawat who will walk the red carpet on 9th May and 10th May, has been a regular at Cannes and her fashion choices at the festival have always caught the attention of media and fans alike. The actress’s constantly evolving and classy fashion tastes and choices have drawn much appreciation from fans over the world. When asked about her designer this time around, she said, “This time I am more excited for Cannes as my attire and look will be more attractive than the past years. I have two attire options from India and two from the US which I have shortlisted. The one will be finalized in the next week. As far as jewellery is concerned, I’m accessorizing Boucheron this year.”
Sherawat knows she enjoys the attention of the media. But, here’s one passionate activist who wants the media to go beyond the clothes she wears. Now that’s called making a difference.