An auction was set up, and the highest bidders had breakfast with the actor.

Tollywood actor Rakul Preet hosts fundraiser in Hyderabad to help rape survivorsImage: Facebook/Rakul Preet
Flix Charity Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 13:26

Tollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh on Sunday participated in a fundraiser titled #FitnessUnplugged, which was held at the Gachibowli stadium in Hyderabad.

The event, which began with Rakul, accompanied by trainers on stage, spoke about the importance of fitness. This was followed by a press meet, and breakfast with the actor, which was auctioned. 

The bidding for the auction closed at 8 pm on Saturday. All proceeds from the bid go to charity, to help rape survivors.

In an interview to idreampost, Rakul Preet spoke about what made her organize the fundraiser and support the cause.

"Had it been like any other fundraiser, I would be required to be at the venue just for couple of hours and we wouldn’t know how the funds are going to be utilised after donating it to a charity. So, it was my idea to use these funds to help rape survivors and we’ve done some serious ground work to zero in on five such minors, who were sexually abused," Rakul told the website.

Rakul went on to add, that the team worked extensively and pulled many strings, before she could meet the five girls privately.

"I spent 4 hours talking to each one of them. Their stories move you beyond imagination and you just feel like keep talking to them and see if you can make them smile, at least once,” she added.

Rakul has been known to take up causes in the past.

In February this year, she sold vegetables at KPHB market opposite Manjeera Mall in Hyderabad, to help collect donations for the Chennai Floods.

Many celebrities also took to Twitter to extend their support to Rakul's latest event.

 

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