Strong women make for stronger countries: Akshay Kumar

Actor extended support to the #HeforShe campaign

Entertainment Desk November 22, 2018

Lending his support to gender equality, actor Akshay Kumar said that strong women make stronger countries. Akshay along with a bevy of Bollywood celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan, Rekha, Zeenat Aman and Madhuri Dixit Nene extended support to the United Nations' campaign #HeForShe. The stars were present at the 3rd Lux Golden Rose Awards, reported Business Standard.

Talking on the subject, Akshay said, "When women are strong, families become strong and countries stronger. I am happy to be a part of a family which has many strong women like my mother, my wife, my sister and my mother-in-law." The campaign celebrates the contribution of women to society.

Akshay Kumar. PHOTO: File Akshay Kumar. PHOTO: File

Talking about the role of female actors in the industry, Shah Rukh added, “These women have contributed to making me a better human." Up-and-coming stars like Taapsee Pannu, Nushrat Bharucha, Janhvi Kapoor, Ishaan Khattar, Rakulpreet Singh were present at the event.

Janhvi, daughter of producer Boney Kapoor and late veteran actor Sridevi, bagged the Lux Golden Rose Emerging Beauty Of The Year. She said the award was "encouraging". Janhvi stated, “My parents have always maintained that a good artiste is a reflection of a good and honest person and I hope to prove myself by doing exactly that.”


Veteran actor Hema Malini bagged the Lux Golden Rose Iconic Beauty Over The Decades award. The star-studded evening witnessed Kareena Kapoor Khan perform on stage on the super hit tracks of her male co-stars Shah Rukh, Salman Khan and her actor-husband Saif Ali Khan.

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Kareena also won the award of Lux Golden Rose Confident Beauty Of The Year alongside Shikha Talsania and Swara Bhasker. Others who were seen shaking a leg at the gala were Varun Dhawan, who paid a tribute to his colleagues Taapsee and Alia Bhatt. Madhuri enthralled audiences as she danced on tracks like Dream Girl, Laila Main Laila and Yeh Mera Dil.

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