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Zoya Akhtar for cancer campaign

Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar talks about her latest directorial venture for breast cancer awareness.

hollywood Updated: Jul 14, 2012 00:02 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Hindustan Times

Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar, who recently directed hit film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, has once again donned the director’s hat, but this time to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Talking about the campaign which is for Ogaan Cancer Foundation and is titled, Because My World Is Not The Same, the 37-year-old says, “I am happy that I am being able to use my filmmaking skills to contribute my bit to spread awareness about the deadly disease. Through the campaign, I wanted to spread the message that breast cancer is not only a girl’s problem and that everyone in the family is involved and suffers when a woman faces it.”

Interestingly, the campaign features actors Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar, Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and Abhay Deol, pledging their support too. She says, “I feel cancer does not discriminate between gender and that’s why casting the five actors made sense as they have been very vocal about their relationships with the women in their lives. I am really happy that the boys readily agreed to do it.”

Zoya says about her upcoming project, “I’ve just started writing my next script and it’s way too early to talk about it.”

First Published: Jul 13, 2012 16:58 IST