Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has praised acid attack survivor Reshma Qureshi, who walked the ramp at the New York Fashion Week (NYFW).
“Brave, beautiful, confident Reshma Bano Qureshi, 19, an acid attack survivor, walks the ramp at the New York Fashion Week,” Rishi tweeted on Friday night.
Reshma, along with Bollywood actress Sunny Leone, walked the NYFW ramp with for fashion designer Archana Kochhar who presented her collection A Tale of Two Travels. The collection was inspired by her travel to the Taj Mahal and a village of the Banjara tribe.
Reshma, who was left scarred in an acid attack, took to the ramp to show her quiet defiance as a survivor, and to promote the #TakeBeautyBack campaign. She sashayed across the runway at the show on Thursday to promote a ban on the sale of corrosive substances used to maim thousands of women and children each year.