Former Miss World Manushi Chhillar who will soon be making her Bollywood debut alongside Akshay Kumar in Prithviraj, has been roped in by UNICEF to raise awareness of the need for immunisation of children in India. The actress is often seen beng vocal about relevant issues on her social media in order to raise awareness amongst her followers. She says Covid-19 should not disrupt children’s access to life-saving childhood vaccines. She is leading the ongoing World Immunization Week (April 24-30) by spreading this message on social media.
"Vaccines have helped generations of children grow up in good health, safe from infectious and dangerous diseases like polio and measles. To save lives, we must redouble our efforts to vaccinate children—particularly the most vulnerable. We must not let Covid-19 disrupt children's access to life-saving childhood vaccines," says Manushi.
She noted that vaccines will help protect children from the most devastating impacts of infectious diseases. "As we wait for #covid19 vaccines to roll out more widely, let's remember to vaccinate our children against other highly contagious diseases which remain a serious threat to their lives," she adds.
Manushi's debut filmPrithviraj is a historical drama based on the life of Prithviraj Chauhan that is scheduled for a November release.The film is directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi and produced by Yash Raj Films. She also has an untitled project coming up with Vicky Kaushal.