Bollywood celebrities are sharing childhood pictures with #WhyTheGap challenge to start a conversation on privilege gaps among children and how it can be overcome. Their recent social media posts are a part of these 'Save the Children India' campaigns.
After Akshay Kumar shared a childhood pic of him on a bicycle to draw attention to the fact that lakhs of street children do not have access to even a single meal a day, Taapsee Pannu too joined the bandwagon with a post where she is seen standing on a podium in school uniform and braided hairs, having won the first prize in a competition.
As the 'Game Over' actress looked cute as a button, she captioned the pic as "Sports have been an integral part of my life. School race tracks became my war zone every year and thanks to a supportive family and encouraging school teachers, I could have my moment of glory. Unfortunately many kids don't have that support system. #WhyTheGap," she captioned the adorable click."
What caught our attention though was the slew of interesting comments she received on the post. Taapsee's Manmarziyaan director Anurag Kashyap taking a dig on a multitude of Bollywood awards ceremonies said, "Chalo koi award toh mila". However, she had a savage comeback. "Hahaha. School-college sab theek tha, life mein uske baad the competitions became TOO FAIR," was her tongue-in-cheek response."
Vicky Kaushal, who shared screen space with Taapsee in Manmarziyaan too took part in the interesting comment thread. "Pakka do chaar ko dhakka zaroor maara hoga," he joked. Taapsee reply was bang on! "Ji Nahi! I ama avery fair player! Looka t that innocent face!" said the actress.
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Taapsee was drawn into the #WhyTheGap challenge for Akshay Kumar, who was nominated by his wife Twinkle Khanna. Other Bollywood celebrities including Dia Mirza and Tahira Kashyap have also shared their childhood memories to show their support to the #WhyTheGap challenge.
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Growing up I was always inclined towards sports and my mother would ensure I got nutritious home-cooked meals to fuel my passion. But it’s a privilege that millions of street children do not have access to. 11,72,604 children in India can’t afford even a single meal a day! It’s time to ask #WhyTheGap with @savethechildren_india. I nominate @balanvidya @aslisona @taapsee @nithyamenen @iamkirtikulhari
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Growing up, as you can see not only did I have the same hairstyle as my class teacher( why? why? why?) but studying and doing well was very important to me and it all helped me to become an independent woman. 2/5 girls still don’t complete school. Let’s ask #WhyTheGap with @savethechildren_india to give every girl #TheRightStart - I nominate @sonamkapoor @tahirakashyap @akshaykumar to take this further by sharing their school memories