Rahul Bose appointed Oxfam's global ambassador

Jul 30, 2007 IANS

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Actor Rahul Bose's association with social causes has got international recognition. The "Pyar Ke Side Effects" star has been named the new global ambassador of British aid agency Oxfam.

Rahul, the first Indian to be picked by Oxfam, joins the elite company of actresses Scarlett Johansson, Helen Mirren and singer Annie Lennox who are also associated with the NGO.

"It's flattering and very gratifying to be among the names that you've mentioned. What better birthday gift could I hope for?" said Rahul, when asked about the other celebrities.

Rahul, who also stars in the sequel to Pritish Nandy's "Pyar Ke Side Effects", turned 40 on July 27.

"I got a call from Oxfam asking me whether I'd like to be their global ambassador. I readily agreed. Being attached to a global organisation can only increase the scope and impact of my social causes," Rahul told IANS.

"They're working very well for women and children. It's very gratifying to know that the work, which you've been silently doing, has somewhere been so profoundly appreciated.

"I had been working with Oxfam for two years, post-tsunami in the Andamans. I'll just continue working in the same direction, even harder," he said.

Rahul has been associated with various charitable causes.

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