Singer-actor Monica Dogra, who had asked her Facebook fans to crowdfund `50 lakh for a music video on the LGBT community last week, has been slammed on social media for trying to extract money in the name of a social cause.
Sharif Rangnekar, an LGBT ­activist and a ­musician who recently made a video on the LGBT rights for “almost no cost”, tells us: “There are so many other things that can be done with that big an amount. You can fund queer parades and those NGOs that ­actually solve the problems faced by the LGBT ­community.”
However, Dogra justifies her campaign. “The money is not meant only for the music video. It’ll also be used to promote ­awareness and make a documentary about the issues faced by the LGBTcommunity. Plus, we have to pay for the flights, stay and travel of the international ­production crew in India. It will be a very big project. This is the best I can do to raise awareness,” she says. The video will be choreographed by Ryan Heffington.