MARD Sachin Tendulkar to recite Marathi poem for women rights
New Delhi: Known for his squeaky voice, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar will send a rather strong message by reciting a poem in Marathi to further the cause of women's rights espoused by director-actor Farhan Akhtar's Men against Rape and Discrimination (MARD) campaign.
The poem, written by Farhan’s father and noted lyricist Javed Akhtar, has been translated to Marathi by Jitendra Joshi, and will be out soon.
"Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has taken a stand to bat for a noble cause - discrimination against women. He has collaborated with director-actor Farhan Akhtar to recite a special poem in Marathi for MARD to create awareness among men to respect women and promote gender equality," MARD said in a statement.
"Given Sachin's heroic stature in the nation, his involvement in the campaign will inspire many more to join the noble cause."
Originally penned in Hindi, the lyrics have been translated in Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi, besides Marathi. The Telugu version has been recited by Tollywood star Mahesh Babu.