South actor Mahesh Babu will now voice his support for filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar’s campaign MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination). Farhan launched the campaign after the death of the gang rape victim in Delhi.
The actor has now been joined by Mahesh Babu, a Tollywood star, who is all set to recite the poem MARD, and collaborate with Farhan in the cause. The poem is written by Farhan’s father and lyricist Javed Akhtar.
Farhan’s venture is designed to create awareness among men to respect women and promote gender equality. “This poem which has already been translated in Marathi, Urdu and Bengali will now be translated in Telugu. As Farhan wanted to reach out to people in the South too, he felt no one else could make more impact than Mahesh Babu,” Farhan’s spokesperson said in a statement.
Farhan, who has taken a pledge to spread awareness about gender inequality and has launched a drive to condemn crimes against women through various mediums and languages, now wants to reach out to as many people as possible.