Soundarya Ashwin, elder daughter of superstar Rajinikanth and most known for directing her father in India’s first motion capture 3D film “Kochadaiiyaan”, has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI).
“AWBI is delighted to announce that Soundarya Rajinikanth has accepted our invitation to be a co-opted member of the Board and, in addition, to serve as a member of its Performing Animals Sub-Committee,” said AWBi Vice Chairman S. Chinny Krishna in a statement.
He further added that Soundarya will serve as the ambassador of the AWBI to the film fraternity.
“She will also work with them to ensure that their creativity in films is not affected while, at the same time, protecting the welfare of animals used in films and entertainment,” he said.
Soundarya, who is the second daughter of superstar Rajinikanth, has also confirmed that her marriage to industrialist Ashwin Ramkumar was coming to an end and that divorce talks have been initiated.
“News about my marriage is true. We have been separated for over a year and divorce talks are on. I request all to respect my family’s privacy,” Soundarya wrote on her Twitter page on Friday.
Soundarya and Ashwin got married here in 2010, and they have a one-year old son.
A graphic designer by profession, Soundarya has worked in Tamil films such as “Baba”, “Sandakozhi” and “Sivaji” among others. She is also the founder of Ocher Picture Productions.
Soundarya is most popular for directing her father in India’s first motion capture 3D Tamil film “Kochadaiiyaan”, and producing Venkat Prabhu-directed 2010 Tamil comedy “Goa”.
With IANS inputs