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International Women's Day 2017: Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra, Sunny Leone Send Messages From Bollywood

Alia Bhatt launched a special emoticon for Women's Day in a tweet and Kriti Sanon made an important point about women empowerment

  | March 08, 2017 15:08 IST (New Delhi)
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Alia Bhatt in a film still. Priyanka at Vanity Fair Party (Images courtesy: (L) Alia and (R) AFP)

Highlights

  • Alia Bhatt launched a special women's day special emoticon
  • Priyanka created awareness about the Girl Rising campaign
  • Madhuri Dixit shared a collage of women who "inspire us in life"
Bollywood, which has been trying to reverse it's poor record in gender equality with films like Rangoon, Neerja, Akira, and Queen, has set out to mark International Women's Day. Bollywoodwallahs like Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Sunny Leone, Madhuri Dixit, Sushmita Sen wished their followers and some also shared inspiring messages, thoughts and images. Alia who is awaiting the release of Badrinath Ki Dulhania in which she is playing the role of a strong independent young woman, also launched a special emoticon for Women's Day in a tweet. The 23-year-old actress also retweeted her mother Soni Razdan's initiative in which Bollywood actresses are "uniting to fight back basic human rights. The right to a decent toilet!" International Women's Day is celebrated every year on March 8.
Priyanka Chopra, who'll be next seen in Hollywood film Baywatch, tweeted to wish and create awareness about the Girl Rising campaign:
 
Phillauri star Anushka Sharma and Dilwale actress Kriti Sanon had an important message for their followers:
 
 

Madhuri Dixit shared a collage of women who "inspire us in life"
 
Alia Bhatt, Sunny Leone and Sushmita Sen tweeted:
 
  Masaan star Richa Chadha wished the gentlemen. "Happy women's day brossss," she tweeted. Fashion director Madhur Bhandarkar provided cinema trivia: "In 1913 Kamlabai Kamat And Her Mother Durgabai Were The First Female Actress of Bollywood .They Acted In Movie Mohini Bhasmasur." TV actor Karan Tacker also tweeted.
 
 
 
From the southern film industry actress Anushka Shetty and filmmaker AR Murugadoss, who directed Akira shared messages:
 
 
 
 
Ahead of International Women's Day, Naam Shabana lead actress Taapsee Pannu posted a self-defence tip video with co-actor Akshay Kumar. Also, a short film titled Naked, starring Kalki Koechlin, will be released today. "We girls are up to no good again this short is releasing on women's day," the actress revealed earlier.
 

More Women's Day messages are awaited.

 
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