Love Sonia inspires man to help trafficked girls monetarily

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After watching Love Sonia, a film that delves into the global problem of the flesh trade, a person from Mumbai donated Rs 8 lakh for helping trafficked girls.

Actress Richa Chadha plays a sex worker in the film that released last week.

She has been receiving mails and letters from NGO workers who work with victims of trafficking, a few victims themselves.

One such message that caught Richa's eye was from a friend, Priyanka Halli who is the Chief Medical Officer of an organisation which helps children rescued from trafficking.

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She expressed her gratitude to Richa to help create awareness through films like Love Sonia. After watching the film, a leader of a firm in Mumbai made a generous donation to the organisation to help them in their efforts.

"This is reason we do what we do as actors. A lot of press asked me why I agreed to do a supporting role in a film. But after my friend, who helps raise funds for trafficked girls and women, it made me realise that it's sometimes compassion that drives us as artistes," Richa said in a statement.

Halli said filmmaker Tabrez Noorani's Love Sonia is a painfully realistic portrayal of one girl's story.

"After the movie premiered in Mumbai, we received a generous contribution of Rs 8 lakh from the leader of a local business who said that the movie helped him understand why EmancipAction's trauma care intervention is so important for these children," she added.

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