Kareena joins Shakti campaign, bats for women

Last Updated: Mar 08, 2011, 20:51 PM IST

New Delhi: Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor has agreed to support a production company’s campaign Shakti, aimed at fighting violence against women.

Kareena feels very strongly for the cause of women`s emancipation, and hopes for their betterment in India, according to a source close to the actress.

The 30-year-old is especially appalled with the way women, irrespective of their socio-economic status, have become so vulnerable. She is trying to persuade citizens to sign a special petition to be presented to President Pratibha Patil as part of the campaign.

"Kareena feels that this will help spread widespread awareness amongst the common man," said a source.

A spokesperson on behalf of a production company said the channel is glad with Kareena`s support.

"Kareena Kapoor joining the Shakti campaign is a major boost for us, because she represents the modern, fearless woman of today and her endorsement will enable others who look up to her as a role model to speak out as well."

The campaign was launched as part of the 100th International Women`s Day Tuesday.

IANS