The party will be held to raise awareness for Freida’s nonprofit organisation, Girl Rising
Dusky beauty Freida Pinto is all set to host the Vanity Fair pre-Oscars party in Los Angeles for the second time. The Slumdog Millionaire star will be hosting the evening to promote the Girl Rising campaign.
The event is aimed at building awareness and helping the cause of Freida’s nonprofit production venture, the Girl Rising — a movement centred on a film with stories of nine girls born into unforgiving circumstances.
“It’s such a wonderful feeling to be hosting the Vanity Fair Pre- Oscars bash in support of Girl Rising for the second time. It’s a spectacular way to draw attention to the Girl Rising- India movement among my peers and audience, especially since most of the world is clued-in because of the prestigious Oscars,” said Freida in a statement.
The actress had also appeared in the film titled Girl Rising, highlighting the theme, in 2013, which was directed by Oscar-nominated Richard E. Robbins.
“As a producer and ambassador for the Girl Rising movement, I feel so proud to see our baby taking its first steps, to becoming a revolution that aims at giving girls that much required chance to unleash their full potential, one that aims at changing mindsets towards India’s daughters,” Freida added.
As the co-producer, Freida is also working towards creating a movement that will effectively bring about changes.
The evening aptly named as DJ Night with Freida and Vanity Fair is going to be an entertaining one with special performances by DJ Taryn Manning and Ms Nix. The funds raised from the event will be used for various initiatives of the Girl Rising campaign.
Last year, Freida was applauded at the evening for her sizzling presence at the party when she donned a mesh dress by Antonio Berardi. Freida’s former partner and actor Dev Patel was also seen at the event last year and the couple had posed for the shutterbugs.
The funds raised from the event will be directed towards furthering the various initiatives under the Girl Rising campaign.