The ladies love Kunal Kapoor for his good looks, but there’s so much more to him than meets the eye. Most folks know him for Rang De Basanti and a handful of other meaningful movies, but Kunal makes his contribution to society by doing more than just appearing in films with a social message. Some years ago, he set up an online fundraising platform (with buddies Varun Sheth and Zaheer Adenwala) that supports causes as varied as education, health, sanitation and women’s empowerment. These days we hear he is busy with an offline event that will attract Kolkata’s high and mighty and hopefully encourage them to give generously to the ‘SOS Children’s Village’ programme. Over a five-course meal at Megha Agarwal’s The Corner Courtyard, invitees will be encouraged to support Kunal’s cause of choice in Kolkata on February 18. For those who may want to do their bit, but haven’t scored a coveted invite, the enticing eatery (housed within a hundred-year-old heritage boutique hotel on Sarat Bose Road) will offer a special set-menu for a week thereafter, in aid of the NGO. With delectable dishes by Chef Rohan D’Souza to tantalise your taste buds, and Kunal’s passionate promotion of the cause to boot, it is time to put your money where your mouth is (almost literally!) and get on the do-good bandwagon in the city of joy. Start now: Check out ketto.org to support more of Kunal’s favoured causes.
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Article by: Sonali Velinker Kamat