Many Bollywood movies are bringing in the limelight on Indian sportswomen. Movies like Chak De! India, Mary Kom, and Dangal have shed light on the struggles these women face especially cause of their humble background.
In an attempt to bring some relief to the aspiring sportswomen in villages, actress Esha Gupta is undertaking an initiative. She will be launching a football team/academy that will take care of their basic amenities such as nutrition, playgrounds, uniforms, sports gear, etc.
Esha will be collaborating with a social activist from Delhi, who works in villages in North India. She will be auctioning her clothes and bags to raise funds.
Talking about the auction, Esha says,
“Yes. I will be auctioning clothes and handbags from my personal collection in Delhi. Actually, for a long time, fans had been requesting me to do this kind of an auction. I took it seriously now, in order to raise sufficient funds for this cause.”
Talking about her endeavour, Esha says,
“I am planning to promote sports for women and young girls who don’t have the same opportunities as us. I am looking to assemble and launch a football team of girls. There are young girls who have the talent but lack amenities. I’m hoping that our efforts will encourage them.”