Anushka Sharma’s dream project: Will open an animal shelter on her 30th birthday – Anushka Sharma has been championing animal rights for years. Like Alia Bhatt (who started an NGO called Coexist), Anushka, too, has always spoken about and lent her support to animal welfare. Those close to the actress-producer would be in the know that for almost a decade now, she has wanted to build a shelter for old and injured animals.
Today, on her 30th birthday, Anushka is finally realising her dream. She is building this shelter on more than six acres of land on the outskirts of Mumbai.What makes this day even more special is that its construction starts today. A source reveals, “Anushka has always wanted to build a special home for all animals in need. Ageing pets, injured, stranded creatures and strays can find a safe home with sufficient space to play and live their lives. She did extensive research for the shelter for over three years. Anushka has been taking time out and visiting such institutions across India. She wanted to start the facility only when she was absolutely ready to run it. Her main focus was to ensure hygiene, health and protection for all the animals in need.”
When contacted, the star says, “This is an incredibly special moment for me and the fact that my dream is coming true on my birthday makes it the most memorable one yet. This project is extremely close to my heart and I will work incessantly to help as many animals in need as I can.”