Girl Rising, a global movement for educating and empowering girls, today announced the India premiere of its film ‘Girl Rising: Woh Padhegi. Woh Udegi.’ (She Learns. She Rises.). The film will be broadcast on Star Plus on August 29 at 1:30 pm.
The film, directed by Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, tells the stories of eight extraordinary girls from around the world and features Bollywood stars Priyanka Chopra, Freida Pinto, Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, Nandita Das, Sushmita Sen, Parineeti Chopra with narration by Farhan Akhtar and legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator Alfonso E. Lenhardt, executives from Star TV and Intel, actor Alia Bhatt and wrestling champion Sangram Singh helped launch the premiere in Mumbai. Freida Pinto and Priyanka Chopra participated remotely via video.