Actress Esha Gupta is currently working to form her own women's football team as she wants to create and promote awareness about girls playing the sport. Bollywood, which is known for its controversies, nepotism and cut-throat competition also has celebrities like Esha who use their star status to make a point.
I feel if you love something enough, fight for it and achieve it. There are so many girls in villages and small cities who have a hidden talent but are not confident enough to play so this initiative of forming a team will help these girls, Esha said in a statement.
A source said that the actress is looking for "women football players who don't get an opportunity to showcase their talent."
As there are rules created that prohibit girls from playing contact sports due to safety and 'touching' concerns, Esha feel these rules are unfair. The actress feels everybody should get an opportunity to do what they like, the source added.
Esha was last seen on screen in the film "Commando 2: The Black Money Trail" starring Vidyut Jammwal and Adah Sharma. She will next be seen in "Aankhen 2". The actor, model and winner of Miss India International in 2007 also played the role of Sanjana in ‘Baadshaho’ which starred Vidyut Jamwal, Emraan Hashmi, Ajay Devgan and Ileana D’cruz.
Previously, actors like Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, Aamir Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh, to name a few, have used their fan following to propagate a change.
With inputs from IANS