When she entered the industry with Karan Johar’s Student of The Year, much was said about how Bollywood promotes family over talent. With time, however, Alia Bhatt has proved her mettle as an artist, thanks to films like Highway, Udta Punjab and Raazi. After helping Aamir Khan’s Paani Foundation, Alia has now shown everyone that she also has a heart of gold with a new project to help brighten up villages with solar lights.
Mi Wardrobe is Su Wardrobe,a campaign Alia Bhatt launched earlier this year at the Stylecracker Night Market, enables fans to buy handpicked favourites from her personal closet, for charity.Recently, the proceeds from this first wardrobe were used to light up homes of 40 families in Kikkeri village of the Mandya district of Karnataka, through the Liter Of Light program which is run by Bengaluru based organisation, AROHA. Through this program AROHA recycles plastic bottles to provide solar lamps to economically backward communities that have limited or no access to electricity.
Speaking about the project, Alia said, “So many families in India continue to live in darkness and Liter of Light’s eco-friendly solar lamps are an innovative and sustainable way to light up homes. They work with local communities, using locally sourced materials to assemble and install the lamps, thus empowering the community and improving the quality of life. The project in Kikkeri will benefit 200 lives and through Mi Wardrobe is Su Wardrobe we plan to work with many such organisations, creating a brighter future for many more.”
The project was also supported by Standard Electricals, a brand of Havells India Ltd.
On the work front, Alia was recently seen in Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi in which her work was widely appreciated and the film also went ahead to become one of the top grossers of 2018. She will new be seen in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy featuring Ranveer Singh.
Alia is currently working on Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra which also stars rumoured boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor, Mouni Roy and Amitabh Bachchan and Kalank starring Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt and more.