A special screening of the superhit film The Eken: Ruddhaswas Rajasthan was organised recently for kids from the NGO Street Children DK. Ethnic Boutique, a sari boutique, took a group of 80 underprivileged children from the NGO for a movie screening of The Eken: Ruddhaswas Rajasthan at Cinepolis, Lake Mall on May 14 to celebrate the first anniversary of their store.
The children, who were accompanied by the NGO teachers, were thrilled at the opportunity to watch a film in a movie theatre. The movie kept the children engrossed and entertained throughout.
To everyone’s surprise, when the end credits started rolling, the lead actor of the film, Anirban Chakrabarti aka Eken Babu, appeared in front of the kids. “Regardless of their circumstances, every child deserves to experience the wonder of cinema. The joy on the faces of the children at the special screening serves as a reminder of the transformational power of kindness and inclusion. Let’s keep shining love, dreams, and the joy of shared experiences into their world,” said Anirban.
Anirban with the kids
Anirban with Gargi Sonkar
“We are delighted to have been able to provide this experience to the children. Watching a movie on the big screen is a simple pleasure that we often take for granted, but for these children, it was a unique and exciting experience. We hope that this outing brought some joy and happiness to their lives as it brought to me and my family,” said Gargi Sonkar, founder of Ethnic Boutique.
She added that it was a huge honour for her and the team to meet actor Anirban Chakrabarti and she was truly grateful to SVF and him for joining them in this noble initiative.
Incidentally, Anirban Chakrabarti, who has garnered immense acclaim as Eken Babu, travelled to Mumbai and Chennai to personally meet his fans, and the response he received was beyond his expectations. He witnessed packed houses and huge crowds of fans gathering just to catch a glimpse of their favourite character in person.