KXIP chooses HIV+ woman to toss the coin at IPL game
Preity Zinta has chosen an HIV positive woman to toss the coin in her side's opening match against Delhi Daredevils.india Updated: Mar 13, 2010 15:21 IST
Appointed a UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador recently, Bollywood actress and co-owner of the Indian Premier League team Kings XI Punjab Preity Zinta has chosen an HIV positive woman to toss the coin in her side's opening match against Delhi Daredevils here tonight.
The 35-year-old widow, who has worked to rehabilitate more than 200 others like her, said she will be coming inside a cricket stadium for the first time.
"I am waiting to see my favourite cricket stars, particularly Yuvraj Singh. It is such a great feeling," the woman said.
Zinta had said here that she plans to combine cricket and Bollywood to raise awareness about the deadly disease. The players of her team will be wearing red ribbons to support the cause. Zinta will make films for UNAIDS featuring herself and the players.
"We want to create awareness for HIV-AIDS in India," the actress had said during a news conference here earlier this week.