With an aim to spread awareness about importance of girls’ education, Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Freida Pinto launched a multi-level global campaign called ‘Girl Rising’ on November 29, 2014 in New Delhi. The campaign includes a documentary film featuring the two stars and seven other Bollywood actors.
The top Bollywood actors 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.
Priyanka is one among the top Bollywood actresses today and often speaks out on women’s issues. In 2010, Chopra was one of several celebrities who created promotional messages for Pearls Wave Trust, which campaigns against violence and abuse of women and girls. Chopra also appeared at the launch of a campaign called “Save Girl Child”, which aims to change the attitudes of Indians towards girls. She has worked with UNICEF since 2008, recording public-service announcements and participating in media panel discussions promoting children’s rights and the education of girls, and also participated in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
She was also appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights on 10 August 2010.