Tagore Urges India To Act Over Aids Crisis
Bollywood star SHARMILA TAGORE has urged the Indian government to act quickly and educate youngsters about the country's burgeoning AIDS crisis. The DHADKAN actress, 59, has been studying the disease and HIV since becoming a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) last year (05). She says, "We don't take them (young Indians) very seriously, we are very dismissive of young people, we think they just listen to MTV and are not serious, but they are. "As parents, I think we can give our children roots and wings. When you give them morals, you give them roots, When you give them competence you give them wings. AIDS is about competencies and wings."