Sachin bats for Farhan's cause!

By HT

Mumbai, June 10 -- If there is one man in India whose fame can rival that of a Bollywood star, it is Sachin Tendulkar. Who better, then, to support a noble cause than the cricketing legend?

The Master Blaster has collaborated with actor-director Farhan Akhtar to recite a poem in Marathi for the latter's initiative - MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination), which attempts to create awareness among men to respect women and promote gender equality.

"The idea is to rope in various people and get them to recite a poem in their respective mother tongue. So, for the Marathi version, Sachin was approached. He agreed instantly," says an insider. When contacted, Farhan says, "Sachin is one of the biggest icons of modern India and his support has given us more strength to keep moving ahead in our quest for a gender equal and safe society. I thank him for ma