Bollywood actors Kunal Kapoor and Soha Ali Khan walked the ramp at a charity gala in India’s showbiz city Mumbai to raise funds for treatment of underprivileged cancer patients.
The show was organised by well-known Indian designer Maheka Mirpuri. She showcased a collection comprising of structure, traditional Indian attires including lehengas (traditional long skirt) paired with intricately embellished dupattas (traditional scarf) and sarees for women and sherwanis (long coat-like garment) for men.
The proceeds from the sales of the collection will go towards the treatment of those cancer patients who cannot afford to pay the exorbitant costs.
According to a study by American Society of Clinical Oncology, India has the lowest prices for cancer drugs in the world. However, after calculating price as a percentage of wealth adjusted for the cost of living, cancer drugs appeared to be least affordable in India.
Kapoor, who walked the ramp with his actress wife Soha Ali Khan, lauded Mirpuri for contributing to the cause.
Over 600,000 people die of cancer in India and over a million new cases are reported every year, according to World Health Organisation (WHO).
Incidences of cancer have only risen in the past one decade in India. Among the women, breast cancer is the fastest growing in terms of incidence, while prostate cancer is the most widespread in men.