Mumbai — Writer-producer-director-actor-singer and rock performer Farhan Akthar had an insightful exchange with many celebrities present at the United Nations Conference in New York on gender equality Mar. 12.

Akhtar, who recently came onboard as the UN Women’s goodwill ambassador, met the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton and engaged with them during the discussion, besides conversing later with other attendees.

Meryl Streep, Chris Martin, Anne Hathaway and Dakota Fanning were also present to support gender equality. They and the audience reached out to Akhtar, congratulated him on his coming onboard, and also inquired about his 2013 initiative, MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination), besides asking about the conditions of women in India. Akhtar’s spokesperson said in a press release, “It was a powerful and moving experience for Farhan.”

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