Vidya Balan pledged her support to Project Nanhi Kali, along with Verve magazine, at the recent Mumbai marathon. On the sunny morning of 18th January 09′, Vidya ran alongside 35,000 Mumbaikars at the 6th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, for Nanhi Kali. Inspired by the projects outreach to over 48,000 underprivileged girl children in poor urban, and remote rural tribal communities, Vidya decided to come forward to support the cause and the project, along with Verve magazine. She also spent time interacting with ‘nanhi kalis’.
While the young girls were extremely happy to see their favourite star in person, Vidya too was very impressed by them. The energy was palpable at the Marathon which showcased the spirit of Mumbai and Mumbaikars, who participated this year not only for their favourite charity but also to show solidarity post the 26/11 terror attacks.