Friday, 16 March 2018

My parents and family were never afraid to send me out till late night when I was in college: Nushrat Baroocha

On the special occasion of International Women's Day, actress Nushrat Baroocha popularly known for her roles from the films ‘Pyar Ka Punchnama 1 & 2’ as well as her latest release ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’, said that she is proud to be a girl and that women can achieve whatever they set their eyes on. Nushrat was invited as a guest for an event celebrating Women's Day in Oshiwara, Mumbai, hosted by MukkaMaar an organization that aims at empowering girls through free martial-arts and self-defense training, powered by The Spartan Poker, India's leading poker gaming portal. 

Actress Ishita Sharma known from movie ‘Dil Dosti Etc,’ who started the MukkaMaar organization along with a martial arts expert Alex Fernandes to train children in martial arts, taekwondo and self-defense invited Nushrat to talk about her childhood, growing years and becoming the independent and progressive woman that she is now. Nushrat met the MukkaMaar girls and shared her experiences, she said, “I am very privileged that I am a girl. When I was in college, my parents and family were very comfortable with me staying out late at night, but then when they heard of incidents they started worrying, I tried learning martial arts for self-defense as well but unfortunately couldn’t continue. But now, I run my house, I earn my own bread and butter and I live by myself. Women today are empowered and we can achieve whatever we set our hearts to. It’s really important that girls from a very young age are trained to care for themselves by themselves and that’s where martial arts is necessary now. So I would like to tell all the MukkaMaar girls that continue learning this and do not stop come what may.” 

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