Deepika Padukone and badminton champion PV Sindhu have been chosen as the faces of PM Modi’s Bharat ki Laxmi campaign, which aims to shed light on the achievements of India’s women. Deepika shared a video to promote the initiative on Twitter writing, “This Diwali, let us throw light on and celebrate the contribution and accomplishments of the women of our country!”
The video features Deepika and Sindhu talking about the effort that thousands of women across the country have to put in and the numerous obstacles that they must face in order to realise their dreams. They call on social media users to share the stories of such women as part of the campaign.
PV Sindhu had also tweeted, “Societies grow when women are empowered and their accomplishments are given a place of pride! I support PM @narendramodi ji #BharatKiLaxmi movement. It celebrates extraordinary achievements of extraordinary women of India.”
India’s Nari Shakti epitomises talent and tenacity, determination and dedication.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 22, 2019
Our ethos has always taught us to strive for women empowerment.
Through this video, @Pvsindhu1 and @deepikapadukone excellently convey the message of celebrating #BharatKiLaxmi. https://t.co/vE8sHplYI3
On the acting front, Deepika will be next seen in director Meghna Gulzar's Chhapaak, a film based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, which is also being produced by her. She will also be seen sharing screen space with her husband Ranveer Singh in filmmaker Kabir Khan's 83. While Ranveer plays former Indian skipper Kapil Dev in the film, Deepika pays his wife Romi Bhatia. The film also stars Tahir Raj Bhasin, Ammy Virk, Hardy Sandhu, and Chirag Patil.
(With inputs from IANS)
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