Bollywood actress Sridevi was driven to Design One, a fund-raising exhibition she inaugurated, by a female taxi driver in the capital on Wednesday (February 27, 2013).
The actress was driven to the venue in a cab chaffeured by a female driver from Sakha Cabs, which aims to provide safe transport for women in New Delhi.. The actress, whose reel character Shashi empowered herself by making laddoos and learning English in comeback film English Vinglish, was all praises for the cause and the experience.
"Like the first time how I worked with a woman director in English Vinglish, I travelled with a woman taxi driver. It was quite exciting and thrilled," Sridevi said.
Talking about her driver, the actress said, "Her name is Savita and she was really good."
Sridevi felt that it's exciting times for women in the country as there is work being done to empower them.
"Things are changing now and that's the reason I'm here," she said.
Sahachari Foundation, which organised the exhibition, donated a car to Sakha Cabs for Women. Design One showcases young Indian designers like Masaba, Abha Dalmia, Falguni Mehta, Anjali Kalia, Rina Singh and Neeru & Madhu and raises funds for NGOs.