Kajol supports cause, says it's payback time
The 38-year-old, along with her actor husband, is supporting Coca Cola-NDTV's Support My School campaign and has donated Rs.10 lakh.
"I believe it is part of our social responsibility. It is different when you are 16 years old and it is different when you are at our age. Ajay and I think this as our social responsibility and specially after having kids. We feel the need to give back and in a different way, not in regular cinematic way," Kajol told IANS.
Talking about the couple's association with various social organisations, Kajol said: "If we feel passionately about something, we always get through. Passion is something which connects everyone. I hope other people too come forward and support various causes."
"I don't think we can stand up for everything, but what we do stand up for, are we feel passionate about like save the girl child, education, and literacy. We believe, these are the things that will make a difference and make our country grow," she said.
An endeavour to get better facilities in schools in rural and semi-urban towns, Support My School campaign has impacted as many as 100 schools by providing them with improved amenities like access to clean water, proper sanitation, and sports facilities among others.
Kajol, a mother two, feels education is a "basic necessity" for a child.
"There is so much going on in the world today. Education can help and protect your child in numerable ways," said the actress known for playing a mom in films like "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham" and "My Name Is Khan".
Last seen in 2010 film "We Are Family", she feels that celebs' support to any cause certainly makes a difference.
"Their association brings more focus on the whole issues. It brings a different kind of publicity and also spreads awareness. A normal person would pay more attention if it comes from someone they know. Celebrities or known faces bring a lot to the table," she said.
Currently busy with her home and children - daughter Nysa and son Yug - Kajol hopes to get back to work next year.