New Delhi, June 11 -- Bollywood actor John Abraham is busy shooting for, and producing films, has just picked himself a football team, and is one of the most sought-after celebs for endorsements. He still managed to take out time to meet a few acid attack survivors in the Capital on Monday, and gifted them a moment of lifetime.
As the face of Fever 104 FM's ongoing CSR campaign Fever Voice of Change, Abraham met each of the young girls personally, heard their stories patiently and praised them when they sang songs for him. "It's so inspiring to see how the survivors are coping up. They are such pretty girls. I credit Fever for doing such a great job and acting as a catalyst to bring about the change," he smiled and said.
The 41-year-old added, "I was very moved when I met the acid attack survivors. I realised that this is a problem which exists in our country, we know about it, but there is a lot we need to do. We need to instill confidence in these girls, support them in every way possible."
The girls, whose photos and names are being carried here with their due permission, seemed thrilled on meeting the screen idol. "We never feel the need to hide our faces. It's great that our favourite actors understand and support our cause,' said Tarana, who has undergone extensive restorative surgery as part of the campaign.
Harshad Jain, business head, Fever, informed, "This is an ongoing campaign. Our first initiative was Men Against Verbal Abuse, the second is Mission Tezaab (against acid attacks). And third will be Mission Jurrat, to raise a voice against the harassment of women."
The campaign has had over 40 prominent Bollywood celebs lending support. "When you hear people such as Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan supporting, it feels nice that you aren't alone in this cause. It's times like these that make me really proud of my industry," beamed Abraham.
The actor adds that his mother is his inspiration. "I've grown up seeing my mom help people, and that inspired me to do the same in life, unconditionally," he said.