• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Ajay Devgn, Kajol to produce film on female foeticide


Mumbai, Aug 29: Bollywood star couple Ajay Devgan and Kajol have become the new brand ambassadors for Maharashtra government's "save the girl child campaign". In fact, they have offered to produce a short film to create awareness on the issue.

According to the census, the child sex ratio figures of 1991 Census show 946 girls per 1,000 boys. In 2011, this dropped to 833 girls per 1,000 boys. Hence, there has been a sharp decline in the population of the girl children in Maharashtra. Public health minister Suresh Shetty had approached the actors last month to sustain this sharp decline.

Describing female foeticide as the "most inhuman, uncivilised and reprehensible" practice, Shetty said, "Participation of prominent actors will boost our efforts and yield better results."

Celebrities like Marathi actors Sachin Pilgaonkar and wife Supriya have also been enlisted as brand ambassadors for the campaign.

OneIndia News

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more