9 Jan : Hollywood diva Lindsay Lohan’s (Mean Girls) documentary focusing on child trafficking in India will be broadcast on BBC Three under “Current Affairs” program, according to reports.
“Lindsay Lohan travels across India to meet the people involved in child trafficking, in a bid to understand and reveal both sides of this shocking trade”, a BBC release says. Made by BBC Three, its working title is “Lindsay Lohan In India”.
Acclaimed Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Government of India and various state governments in India should take immediate steps to put an end to child trafficking. They should have taken proactive measures in the first place on this issue. Why should a Lindsay Lohan had to travel from Hollywood to Sundarbans to wake them up about issues in their own backyard, Rajan Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, asked?
Lohan, as part of this documentary visit, meets: young boys in Delhi who work 16-hour days under the constant threat of beatings, for a fraction of an adult wage; and a reformed trafficker who would make a quick buck luring young girls away from naïve parents with offers of gainful employment. Lohan visits: Sundarbans in rural West Bengal, where poverty is made worse by annual floods, to find out why a parent would send their young child away to work; a shelter in Kolkata where young girls promised domestic work for India’s burgeoning middle classes were trafficked into brothels and forced into prostitution, the release adds.
“Lindsay questions if there is any solution to this abominable trade”, the release points out.Lindsay Dee Lohan, 23, is an MTV Award winner American actress-singer-model who has topped Maxim’s “Hot 100”. Headquartered in London, BBC is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world whose mission is to enrich people’s lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain. Mark Thompson is Director-General of BBC while Michael Lyons is Trust Chairman. Danny Cohen is controller of BBC Three whose tagline is “Never afraid to try new stuff” and which claims to be “only digital channel to tackle serious issues for young viewers”.