New Delhi, June 6: Actress Vidya Balan has extended her support to ‘Bas Ab Bahut Hogaya Enough is Enough’ campaign,aimed at fighting gender-based violence, especially against women. The campaign is led by Population Foundation of India (PFI), Farhan Akhtar’s social campaign MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination) and Feroz Abbas Khan.
According to Mumbai Mirror, Vidya Balan has shot a special video with her father P R Balan.
The video shows Vidya’s bond with her father and it will be released around Father’s Day on June 18. The video has been directed by Ashish Sawhny.
Speaking about the video Vidya says, “This is a very special video because it encapsulates the strength of my bond with my father. But there is a larger message too — of the value of the girl child. That discrimination between girls and boys has to stop.”
The ‘Bas Ab Bahut Hogaya’ campaign has several aspects to it, including a filmmaking contest that is open to college students across the country.
The prize money is Rs three lakh for the winner, Rs two lakh for the runner-up and Rs one lakh for the second runner up. The winners will be rewarded on October 2.
Last month, Farhan took to social media to launch a filmmaking competition across colleges in the country as part of a campaign.
The campaign aims to eliminate violence against women and girls and will include other films, as well as an anthem and a concert.