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Amitabh Bachchan hails Lucknow’s ‘Red Brigade’ girls

Usha trains women in her 'Red Brigade' group in self-defence practices against abuse and other forms of exploitation. Usha trains women in her 'Red Brigade' group in self-defence practices against abuse and other forms of exploitation.
By: Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Posted: August 7, 2014 4:02 pm

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan praised his latest guest Usha Vishwakarma on ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 8′ as ‘young and feisty’ for leading an all-women fighter group in Lucknow.

25-year-old Usha trains women in her ‘Red Brigade’ group in self-defence practices against abuse and other forms of exploitation.

“Usha Vishwakarma from Lucknow, UP fought back abuse and formed a Red Brigade of young girls, trained them in the art of self defence and wanted to form an Academy by the earnings at KBC to teach and arm those oppressed and suppressed women in the country to give it back to the invader ..” the 71-year-old actor wrote in his blog.

Usha accompanied Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, who was on the show to promote her upcoming film ‘Mary Kom’. The episode is called ‘Housalebaaz’. ‘KBC 8′ will air from August 17 on Sony channel.

“…inspired really by the true story of the fiery young lady that came on with Priyanka Chopra to KBC in our special programme called ‘Housalebaaz’…, Bachchan added.

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