Bollywood actresses Urmila Matondkar and Parineeti Chopra will be attending a charity fundraiser event in aid of The Angeli Foundation this Saturday (23rd February) in London.
The event headlined by Manish Malhotra, will see the Bollywood fashion designer showcase his latest collection.
British Asian stars who will be attending and lending their support to the charity will be legendary star Meera Syal; Adil Ray now better known as ‘Citizen Khan’; ‘Holby City’ and ‘Casualty’ stars Laila Rouass, Sunetra Sarker and Hari Dhillon; ‘Coronation Street۪s’ Jimi Harkishin; former ‘Eastenders’ Ace Bhatti and Shivani Ghai; BBC TV presenters Anita Rani and Sonali Shah; BBC radio presenters Anushka Arora, Sunny & Shay; Radio 1۪s Nihal, and Kiss FM۪s DJ Neev.
The Angeli Foundation works to Save the Girl Child۪ and redress the balance for women who are treated as second-class citizens throughout their lives. From female foeticide to limiting healthcare and education in favour of male siblings, to bride burnings, unreported rapes and acid attacks, inequality in India exists from womb to woman.
Ratika Puri Kapur, chair of the UK Chapter of The Angeli Foundation said of the celebrity support, We are very excited that Parineeti and Urmila have both agreed to come to our fundraiser and walk the ramp! I am sure they will be the showstoppers on the night. I have also been amazed and touched by the level of support from all the British celebrities and am looking forward to meeting them all. It is going to be a very important night for all the girls in India that we work with to give them a sense of value and independence.
Proceeds from ticket sales and an exclusive live auction will go to two specific projects run by The Angeli Foundation.