Hot actress Mallika Sherawat has reached out to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and has urged her to help in facilitation of an Indian visa for a co-founder of the NGO Free-A-Girl. Mallika has made the request for Evelien Holsken, co-founder of the NGO, as her visa application has been repeatedly rejected.
The actress works closely with Free-A-Girl India, which fights against human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children in India. “Ma’am Sushma Swaraj, co-founder of Dutch NGO Free-A-Girl has been repeatedly denied visa to India. This NGO is doing superb work for trafficked children and women. Please help!” Mallika tweeted on Monday.
Mallika is the brand ambassador of “School for Justice”, a unique program by Free-A-Girl which helps girls who have been rescued from brothels by providing them with education, training and support in order to help them become lawyers and work within the judicial system.
“I feel very strongly about this issue and felt the urge to seek help in order to get support from the government and be granted visa allowance to the co-founder who has been tirelessly working for the benefit of Indian children and women. Sushma Swarajji has always addressed issues such as these and I am hoping to seek a positive response from her,” Mallika said in a statement.
Evelien Holsken who is a co-founder of the ‘Free A Girl’ movement has been repeatedly denied a visa to India. Her NGO has been known for doing some exceptional work for the welfare of trafficked children and women in India. It further focuses on creating awareness about the problem of child prostitution and the impunity of offenders of child prostitution and mobilizing the support of the local society to fight against this crime for a sustainable change so that child prostitution in India becomes a problem of the past.
Actress Mallika Sherawat who was recently in news for running in trouble with her landlord and was asked to leave her Paris house by the court after she failed to pay the rent, is up to some good deeds these days. The actor who voices a firm opinion on women’s rights and causes is known for her active involvement in philanthropic activities over the years. She also recently featured in a documentary on child trafficking in India titled ‘India’s Achilles Heel’, which has been made by the volunteers of the ‘Free A Girl Movement’.
Mallika Sherawat is lying low these days. She has worked in Hindi, English and Chinese language films. Known for her bold onscreen attitude in films like Khwahish (2003) and Murder (2004),Sherawat has established herself as a sex symbol and as one of the most popular celebrities in Bollywood. She is one of the few Bollywood stars trying to crossover to Hollywood, with films like Hisss (2010) and Politics of Love (2011).
Her last release was Chinese film Time Raiders, which did not do well at box office due to poor word of mouth. Her last Hindi release was Dirty Politics, which was also a flop. She had auditioned to play Aamir Khan’s wife role in Dangal.