Bollywood's very own item girl Rakhi Sawant is always in news for more than just being an item girl. She recently has come up with her own music album, appeared on Koffee with Karan and done a lot of social services. One side of Rakhi which none us knew was her love for social work. But with the recent campaign for PETA she left everyone spellbound.
You've been supporting a lot of social causes off late. Any particular reason for that?
It's not like I decided to do good work suddenly. I always had intentions of doing good work. And it's not like today I have a lot of money and so I am doing good work, I have always been doing social work.
You made it to the front pages of national dailies with your support for PETA. Why did you decide to support such an unconventional cause of preserving circus animals?
It felt really good to see my photograph on the front page of The Times of India. This isn't the first time that my photo has appeared on the front page of a newspaper. I felt proud that I have taken the right decision by becoming the ambassador for PETA. I am happy that the step I have taken will create a lot of awareness about animals.
Anuradha who is PETA's head told me that they wanted to try out a new concept with me. They said that everyone wears clothes but we will paint your body. I asked them whether it would be allergic and they said not at all. People will feel that Rakhi Sawant is a real tigress and we want to bring out the tigress out of Rakhi Sawant. So, they felt I was a tigress and they painted me accordingly. They said that you are a real tigress who fights everyone.
I read the entire story and even they told me how in the circus twenty one animals were burned because of the fire. All the people ran for their lives and left back the animals who were burned to death. I saw the photographs and felt how someone can be so cruel. Those people just ran away leaving the poor animals behind who were their means of livelihood. When I think about the injustice towards these animals or the government's decision to get the five banned animals back in circus, I am not sure under what pressure they doing all this. This should not happen.
What do you want to say to your critics?
I will let my critics know that let god keep you happy and try as much as possible to criticize me. Even Gandhiji and Jesus had such kind of criticism. If people feel that I am true anywhere then they will love me. Believe in me, that I never do anything for publicity. Because of your love I have got so much fame that I have become an item girl for media and media will never leave Rakhi Sawant.
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