Mumbai, Nov. 2 -- Sonakshi Sinha has pledged to donate her eyes to a Haryana-based foundation that works towards the eradication of corneal blindness. The actor has done so in a bid to encourage others to do the same.
Confirming the story, Sonakshi says, "I am proud and humbled to be associated with the foundation's cause. As stars, we have extremely busy shooting schedules, but it is very satisfying to be able to do our bit... and especially something that can help improve someone's life. I appeal to my fans and friends to pledge to donate their eyes too, and give somebody the gift of sight," says the actor, who has made the pledge to Mahindru Foundation.
"This foundation has been devoted to encouraging eye donation in Haryana for many years. It has done a lot to provide eye care for the poor; their latest initiative aims to set up 100 eye banks all over India." A source close to Sonakshi informs us that she is the first member of her family to donate her eyes.
Other Bollywood personalities who have also pledged to donate their eyes in the past include Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, R Madhavan, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao.