The ace Bollywood actor and producer, Anushka Sharma who has turned 30 on Tuesday said in an open letter that words from the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has moved her in working for the animals to make this world a better place to live in. The Bollywood star has pledged to build shelters for the stranded animals on the outskirts of Mumbai.
Anushka Sharma in her open letter published on her social media accounts wrote that being born as humans is truly a blessing as we have a voice to speak up with fundamental rights to enjoy and loving near and dear ones to take care of us. She wrote that now think about animals. While sharing her source of inspiration as the wise words from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Bollywood star pledged to build home for stranded animals on the outskirts of Mumbai.
“I was deeply moved by something His Holiness, The Dalai Lama said and his words have stayed with me since then. It incepted an idea deep within me and has propelled me to act on my thoughts of working for animals and trying to make the world a better place for them. His Holiness had said, “Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to a man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.” On my birthday, in my own little way, I’m starting something that will give our fellow living beings equal rights, equal care and equal love.” Anushka Sharma wrote in the open letter on Monday.
“I’m building an animal shelter just outside Mumbai — a home for those animals that are stranded, left to fend for themselves, have to brave harsh surroundings. A home where they will be cared for, loved, protected and nurtured.” she wrote in the letter adding that she will will seek time, support and advice from people to make this home a place that looks after fellow living beings with utmost care and compassion.