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Kajol makes film with Indian School children

 Bollywood Superstar Kajol met with children at a Pratham primary school last week in Hanuman Basti, India to make a short film about education and literacy in India. The exclusive film is to be shown at the Pratham UK gala in the autumn where the star will be the guest of honour.   

 “I believe that literacy is the way forward for India and children are our future.’’says Kajol.

 Kajol holds the record for the most Best Actress wins at the Filmfare awards has pledged her support to Pratham by becoming its brand ambassador for the year.

 Through its ‘Read India’ programme, Pratham has already helped a staggering 35 million children to read all over the country.

 ‘‘I just love to read’’ said the star ‘‘It helps me through the bad moments in my life. I was at boarding school for 5 years and that’s where my love of reading began. We had a fabulous library and I was the one who took out all the books!’’

The Pratham school children could not contain their excitement as the Bollywood icon signed autographs. Though we must say she seemed equally pleased to spend time with her budding young co-stars:

 ‘‘I loved it.’’ beamed Kajol.‘‘I love kids on the whole most of the time. I think they were just amazing, honest and wonderful - they were not spoilt, they are just kids. It has been wonderful today. I can’t explain it any better than that.’’

The Pratham gala is to be held on October 5th 2012 where the short film about education and literacy in India will be premiered.  Tickets to the gala are limited and are available by e-mailing event@pratham.org.uk

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