Hrithik plans to campaign for the disabled

The actor also pledged to donate his eyes on his 43rd birthday


Ians February 04, 2017
Hrithik Roshan. PHOTO: HINDUSTAN TIMES

Inspired by the contributions made by the visually-challenged to society, actor Hrithik Roshan intends to take the experience of filming Kaabil forward by campaigning for disabled people. The star also hopes the film debunks the stereotypical portrayal of the blind in cinema.

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"On my part, I will not just stop here. I plan to campaign for the disabled, not only the blind. That is going to be my part of the journey from here," said Hrithik, who plays a blind man in the movie, on Friday.

The actor, who pledged his eyes on his 43rd birthday, said, "We are the people who are blind to the blind people, to not see what they are contributing to society."

Asked whether the movie can shatter stereotypes about the blind, the Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai star admitted that cinema had indeed propagated the "cinematic blind."

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"I hope it breaks stereotypes. It is my cinema that has propagated the cinematic blind, which is a lie. That's not how the blind are. Not that the film is about a message, but when you believe characters like this, you know that the audiences are aware. The truth is important and without that, there can be no progress," he added.

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