DIVYANKA TRIPATHI: I feel like for world AIDS day it is very important that celebrities do participate in such awareness campaigns because common people follow suit of artists and celebrities. I feel if the celebrities set good examples even common people would pay attention to such a cause and would come out to help AIDS patients and accept them freely which is much required by the society today.
VIVIAN DSENA: I feel yes it does make an impact on people when celebrities do awareness campaigns because people listen to celebrities as they are connected to celebrities.
ADAA KHAN: I guess celebrity involvement for these kinds of campaigns is a great idea. In India, people are crazy about actor and cricketers. They also fight for their favourite stars. If such celebrities can use their popularity for good cause, it would be wonderful.
RAVI DUBEY: Definitely, I think when celebrities do awareness campaigns it makes better impact on public. Yes, it is dreadful disease however things have changed dramatically for all the diseases and this being a part of it. I remember an article said a doctor quoted that he would rather have AIDS in these times than diabetes. This is controllable disease now. With lot of awareness we can always contribute to the cause.
MAHIKA SHARMA: I do feel celebrities’ talks over any topic highlights the issue. That’s how many brands uses celebrities faces to bring change in their sell. HIV is a great issue at the time and already many majors have been taken to make the issue open from Holly to Bolly or Big to Small screens.
GAURAV S BAJAJ: It does make a difference. Celebrities are considered as ideals. If people are diehard fans of them then they will follow whatever their celebrity will say. People follow their ideals. For example, if my favourite actor is eating a particular chocolate, I would start having that chocolate, start wearing what they wear, that’s how they become a style icon. That is the reason many brands are endorsed by big celebrities, to make people believe that the products are approved by their favourite stars.
RATI PANDEY: From my point of view people suffering from AIDs should not be discriminated as different human beings out of any fear. There are lot of people who stay away from victims just out of fear. They are more scared of the victims than the disease with such behaviour we are not only making the aid victims to suffer more but are not allowing them to live more by making them concious and that too just out of fear. So this should be always kept in mind that the aids victims should be treated very lightly, normally and cheerfully. I don’t know about the cure medically but I can bet that we can at least make them survive more by treating them happily and normally without any discrimination, spreading love and smile makes lots of difference.
ARJUN BIJLANI: Celebrity participation makes a lot of difference. Generally people don’t know about AIDS, like how it causes or about its symptoms. Celeb can make an effort to know about it and speak with masses which will sure create awareness.