Mumabi: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan says she hopes audience and media will become WCI (Women’s Cancer Initiative) soldiers and spread awareness about women cancer.
Aishwarya who supports the Women’s Cancer Initiative was present at the ‘Soul Stirrings’ event on Tuesday in Mumbai organized by WCI and Tata memorial hospital.
When wishing the best for WCI and sharing her thoughts about the initiative, Rai said, “I am here with Devieka Aunty and with the WCI (Women’s Cancer Initiative) and their partnership with Tata memorial hospital. The WCI has been tirelessly working for fifteen years and I was with them in their initial year as well. My support has been ongoing and well always be there. It is a very important movement that needs constant work for innumerable years.
Media and audience have to be our soldier spreading our word because it is really about educating women in our country increasing their awareness and having them go in for regular check-ups. Early detection gives hope for a possible cure.”
The actress and former Miss World has been part of WCI since the initiative’s first Pink Think fundraiser in 2003.
Talking about Devieka Bhojwani, the Vice president of WCI, Aishwarya said, “Even after Devieka Aunty’s brush with Cancer, she has conversed the experience, like so many others people out there, to positively effect, contribute, and raise awareness and hopefully make a difference. It is a small step in bringing about change but in our society we are all drops in the huge wave where we can come together and make a difference. And every step counts.”
Aishwarya was last seen in the 2018 musical drama ‘Fanney Khan’ with Rajkummar Rao and Anil Kapoor.