They may not have worked together in a film, but have now joined hands for a cause. Kunal Kapoor and Richa Chadha have decided to raise funds to build a shelter home for girls who have escaped prostitution and wish to start afresh.
Kunal Kapoor and Richa Chadha
A source says, “They have associated with an NGO called Purnata which works with minor girls and women rescued from the illegal business.”
While there are plans to build a residency for these girls, the actors have raised Rs 12 lakh to cover the rent for two years. “There are 15 girls who have benefited by the actors’ initiative. However, the duo wants to contribute more and keep providing funds to the NGO,” adds the source.
When we contacted Richa for a comment, she sais, “I always wanted to be able to do something, when I was a little famous, for causes that I believed in. These girls have been to hell and back, and if I can do anything at all to make them heal, it’s an absolute privilege for me.”