National Award-winning actor Ayushmann Khurrana has been roped in as the youth icon and thought-leader by UNICEF India, as its celebrity advocate for promoting rights #ForEveryChild. While the actor has come out in support of UNICEF’s work in India, he joins the likes of David Beckham, who works on this campaign globally.
Welcoming the talented actor as a celebrity advocate for children’s rights, Dr Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF Representative in India said, “I am delighted to welcome Ayushmann Khurrana as a UNICEF celebrity advocate. He’s an actor who challenges the boundary of every role he plays. He will bring a sensitivity, passion and a powerful voice for every child, with a specific focus towards ending violence against children.”
Furthermore, she even added, “Ayushmann’s support will help increase awareness about this important issue, especially now with Covid-19 heightening the risk of violence and abuse against children due to the extended lockdown and the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic.”
While Ayushmann also shared his thoughts on teaming up with UNICEF and said, “I am very pleased to partner with UNICEF as a celebrity advocate. I believe that everyone deserves the best start in life. As I watch my children play in the safety and happiness of our home, I think about all the children who never get to experience a safe childhood and grow up with violence at home or outside. With UNICEF, I look forward to supporting the rights of the most vulnerable children, so that they grow up as happier, healthier, educated citizens in nurturing environments free from violence.”
On the professional front, Ayushmann is all set to team up with ‘Kedarnath’ director Abhishek Kapoor for his next. Vaani Kapoor is reported to play the female lead in the film which is expected to go on floors in October.