From building an animal shelter ageing, injured and stranded creatures and strays to living as a vegetarian and being named PETA 2017 Person of the Year, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma is one of today’s responsible stars.
Anushka did extensive research for the animal shelter for over three years, visiting such institutions across India. While her philanthropic work has earned her admirers in the fraternity, Anushka has reportedly decided to take up another relevant cause.
She has put her foot forward to champion the cause of the LGBT community. She was one of the most vocal supporters in the movement for scrapping Section 377. After the Supreme Court verdict on Section 377 last year, she even changed her Facebook profile picture to reflect the ruling, and got massively trolled for it.
As part of her recent collaboration for the LGBT community, Anushka’s apparel brand Nush has partnered with Naz Foundation, the non-profit organisation working to protect the rights of the LGBT community. The clothing line has launched a special #NushForLove collection dedicated to the ‘right to love’.
A source close to the actress confirmed the developments, saying “Nush’s high street fashion line has become a huge hit with women, especially young girls, across India. Love is without limits, believes Anushka. Her team has joined hands with The Naz Foundation (India) Trust to celebrate equality and love with their special edition #NushForLove Collection.”
The proceeds of this special collection will go to the foundation that’s been championing the cause of the community. “The thought is to bring in as much attention to the cause because a lot needs to be done to see more effective change,” added the source.
The Naz Foundation (India) Trust enables individuals from socially and economically excluded communities to realize their potential and act as agents of change. Naz Foundation has been at the forefront of championing the cause of LGBT community, fighting for their rights to love and co-habit freely, before there was media coverage or any level of community awareness.