Actress Nagma turns social worker in UP

Actress Nagma turns social worker in UP


The actress who had debuted opposite Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan in the 1990 hit "Baghi", tasted real box office success with Bhojpuri films and now she wants to work for the area where this "sweet language" is spoken.

"Though I have worked in Bhojpuri films and had been introduced to the culture of the area it was on visiting that region that I came to know that a lot needs to be done to improve the living conditions and an initiative has already been made with the help of Pardesiya Kala Sangam and Jagriti, NGOs," said.

"We have prepared a draft for the financial development of the region which aims at providing more technical know how to the local craftsmen which would improve the quality of their goods," said the actress.

Nagma who is a member of the Congress party said that she is willing to contest the elections from any part of the country her party decides on.
"Job creation is the major requirement of the region as a majority of youth move out in search of employment and we have suggested setting up a film city so that they not only get employment but the local talent is also tapped," she said.

The actress added that besides the social work, she would continue to act in Bhojpuri films.
"There is a concerted move to add substance to the subjects without spoiling its financial viability and I together with the two leading men of the Bhojpuri cinema, Manoj Tewari and Ravi Kishan had been working on it," Nagma said.

Bhojpuri cinema which was earlier known for its sexual innuendos and raunchy item numbers is undergoing a makeover and an attempt is being made to make films on value based topics and social problems, said Nagma.
The actress though brought up in Mumbai, also has a close affinity with Uttar Pradesh as her mother is a pass out of Aligarh Muslim University and feels close to the culture of Avadh.

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