Kirron Kher prefers social work to politics


Indo-Asian News Service

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Actress Kirron Kher says many political parties had approached her but she opted instead to be the brand ambassador of an NGO, Laadli, which works for the girl child as she always wanted to do social work.

"Laadli was started in June 2005 by Population First keeping in mind the increasing cases of female infanticide and female foeticide," Kirron told IANS.

"When they asked me to be an ambassador I readily agreed as it is something I always wanted to do. I wanted to work for society, so instead of joining politics I joined an NGO," she said.Kirron said people did not take actors who entered politics seriously because they had a stereotypical on-screen image.

"We act in so many roles to entertain people and they get accustomed to it. So even if we do something for society in real life, they think it's for publicity and are not always ready to accept us in that role," she said.

The actress revealed that many political parties had approached her but she had never thought of stepping into politics.

Kirron is currently busy with six upcoming movies, including an untitled Australian film. Of these, "Om Shanti Om", "Laaga Chunari Mein Daag" and "Mummyji" are ready for release.

"Three of my films are done and one of them is 'Mummyji' which is based on a Punjabi mother who speaks English in Punjabi style and is very ambitious about her kids," she said.

"This lady is very computer savvy and has diverse marriage plans for her son and daughter," Kirron explained.