In a new short film shot for Vogue’s India‘s Vogue Empower initiative, Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt and director Vikas Bahl ask, “can we give her the world she believes exists?” Recalling the famous scene in Highway where Alia Bhatt’s character is kidnapped on the road, Bahl’s Vogue Empower short Going Home has Bhatt’s car break down while she is driving home late at night all alone and a jeep full of tough-looking young men who stop for her.
Instadiaries: Bollywood Stars And Fashion Designers Share A #PinkSelfie For Elle India’s Breast Cancer Awareness CampaignPosted by Marissa Bronfman | Beauty, Bollywood, Fashion, Film, Instadiaries, Social Initiative, Social Media, Women in Business
Bollywood stars Nargis Fakhri and Aditi Rao Hydari, fashion designers Manish Malhotra and Nishka Lulla, Indian influencers Adhuna Akhtar and Sabine Heller have all come together to support Elle India‘s breast cancer awareness campaign by sharing a #pinkselfie on Instagram. Breast cancer affects both women and men, awareness and a cure requires the support of everyone.
This October Vogue India launched its 7th Anniversary issue with Vogue Empower, an inspiring social awareness initiative dedicated to fostering women’s empowerment in India. With pledges from Bollywood stars, celebrated Indian designers, passionate activists, artists, athletes, business leaders and more, Vogue Empower’s message is: “It starts with you.”
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson recently launched the HeForShe campaign at UN Women Headquarters in New York, calling on all men to participate in global efforts towards ending gender inequality. Defined as a “solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other of humanity for the entirety of humanity,” HeForShe asks men to pledge their solidarity and join more than 20,000 men from around the world who have done so. In a moving speech, Watson describes the ways in which gender inequality has personally affected her, how “feminism” has become a dirty word and why men must work towards equality today for a better tomorrow.