Priyanka Chopra Says ‘Dare to Care’


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MUMBAI: Desi girl Priyanka Chopra, in her role as UNICEF goodwill ambassador, was spotted doing her bit for charity as she raised funds for adolescent girls at the ‘Dare to Care’ initiative.

‘Tis the season to be philanthropic, as most Bollywood stars will tell you. Priyanka Chopra is the latest in a long line of celebrities flexing their muscles and clout for a good cause.

Priyanka even spoke at the art auction by Osian, where she said that it is “extremely important for us as a society to support the cause of adolescent girls and create a safe and protective environment for them.”

The uber sexy ‘Babli Badmaash’ star looked fabulous in a pink sari and gold crystal-studded blouse.

Priyanka has reportedly been so busy with her work commitments, that she had to forgo a trip to the Capital recently, to support her young cousin Parineeti. Priyanka had promised to accompany Parineeti to the National Awards ceremony held over the weekend, to pick up the latter’s special mention award, but had to ditch her cousin last moment due to prior work commitments.

Instead, Priyanka sent her mother, Madhu to accompany Parineeti to Delhi.

Revealed a source, “Priyanka was excited to go to Delhi. She was all set to attend the ceremony but due to some work commitments, she had to cancel her visit. Priyanka, however, ensured that her mother went instead to give Parineeti the emotional support.”

Parineeti, however, was still excited about her win, even though her cousin wasn’t present to celebrate with her. Speaking to a daily, Parineeti revealed, “Not only my aunt (Madhu), about 14 relatives came for the function and were whistling, cheering for me even though it was supposed to be a sombre ceremony. We later had a party for 70 other family members. We were all singing, eating and laughing. Everyone was excited to meet each other after such a long time.”