“Crime against children are the most heinous. I applaud the government and UNICEF’s stand on protecting the future generations of our country,” the Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana said while announcing his collaboration with UNICEF and Ministry of Women and Child Development to voice up against child sexual abuse, PTI reported.

“Ayushmann is heartened that he can now contribute to the cause of building awareness against child sexual abuse. He wants to do his best to help the government to eradicate such crimes. He immediately said yes to the proposal to be roped in by UNICEF and the Ministry of Women & Child Development for the latter’s key initiative, the POCSO (The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act, 2012,” says an industry insider.

Key Takeaways:

  • Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana has collaborated with UNICEF and Ministry of Women and Child Development to voice up against child sexual abuse. The actor has teamed up with the government to fight against child sexual abuse
  • “Crime against children are the most heinous. I applaud the government and UNICEF’s stand on protecting the future generations of our country,” Ayushmann says
  • The campaign’s sole purpose would be to make people aware of the POCSO (The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act,
  • It’s a nationwide campaign which will be reached by social media, TV and cinema halls.

Among many Bollywood stars Ayushmann too joined the league to raise awareness about the tragic matter. The campaign’s sole purpose is to protect and make people aware of the Act that offers help. “Ayushmann has shot a video on the topic, requesting people to be more vigilant about such cruel offences happening around us and immediately raise voice against such disgraceful crime by reporting it to the concerned authorities,” says the insider. It’s a nationwide campaign which will be reached by social media, TV and cinema halls. “Ayushmann will support it at all stages,” adds the insider.

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The actor who is known for unconventional roles that always resonate with common people, Ayushmann said in a video, “As a socially-conscious citizen, I want to spread the word on matters that need urgent attention. POCSO (The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act is a hugely important step taken by the ministry to make people aware of the protection and legal support that the act offers against child sexual abuse.”

The actor’s latest movie Article 15 (a film about the caste system of India) earlier this year was a socially-relevant film with special message. He believes this is an important matter to the country that needs urgent attention.

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He is prepping for his next two releases —  Bala and Gulabo Sitabo. He is currently busy shooting for Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Feature Image Credit: Ayushmann Khurrana/ Twitter

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