Anil Kapoor to make film on traditional human trafficking


Anil Kapoor
Mumbai, Sept 20: Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor will soon make a documentary about human trafficking with CNN on families in Bharatpur who have a tradition of selling girls and woman.

Anil Kapoor who is working as a special contributor to the CNN Freedom Project also visited the village for the documentary.

"I feel that this practice continued over generations only due to lack of education. They are not exposed to the world. They are not exposed to what is happening around. Educating them and educating the parents can bring this practice to extinction," said Kapoor.

He also said that his profile as a celebrity would help in making the project a success.

"Being celebrity does help in mobilizing such a cause. I can pick up a phone and call whomever I want to. Like I called CNN to get associated with Plan India. I could speak to the Police Commissioner of Bharatpur directly and make things moving. We can definitely make people listen to us," said Kapoor.

Kapoor through Plan India (organization to fight against abuses and exploitation of children) is actively involved in fighting against human trafficking for the past seven years.

"When I went there and started speaking to people I thought people would not open up, I thought the cops would not open up, I thought the elders wouldn't open up," he said.

And added, "But they were comfortable with them. I went there and spoke to the children, their families, I could make them feel that I am part of their family. This is the power of the films we do, the characters we play."

The actor further said that he would not mind being associated with commercial film on human trafficking and said, "I would love to do a film on human trafficking on which not much film has been made. I am open to it.

"It's such a sensitive subject that it has to be done correctly and aesthetically and, of course, I would want to do a film which is much more mainstream. A film with a mainstream actor and director attached to it would make lot of difference."

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