Sush and Barbie spread cheer at Fun Republic

MUMBAI: 250 children from St. Catherine's Home wore the broadest smiles on Sunday evening. And there was more than one reason for all the good cheer. The 'Fun Day' event organized by Fun Republic Cinemas kept the children enthralled throughout.

Sushmita Sen along with daughter Renee were present to promote the adventure animation flick 'Bridge to Terabithia' which explores the wonders of friendship, family and fantasy. The movie stars Josh Hutcherson, Annasophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel, Robert Patrick, Bailey Madison and Kate Butler. The 95 minute adventure is directed by Gabor Csupo, a world-renowned animation artist. The screenplay by Jeff Stockwell and David Paterson is based on the award-winning novel by Katherine Paterson.

Speaking at the event Fun Republic vice preseident, marketing Vishal Anand said, "We organized this Fun Day at Fun Republic, to take forward our aim to be the ideal out-of-home entertainment destination. The kids could play, sing, dance and share some special moments with Sushmita Sen and her daughter Renee. Besides, movies always fascinate children and we have got the best release of the week for them. It's just a small effort to motivate them and add some smiles."

The event also acted as a pre-birthday bash for Barbie. The Mattel owned Barbie celebrates her birthday on 9 March. The children were also given a chance to get creative with personalized cards for Barbie's birthday.

The day long event featured a dance session and a magic show. This was followed by the actress gifting Barbie dolls to the kids and their teachers. The evening also saw a special screening of Bridge to Terabithia which released nation wide on 16 February

The Barbie merchandise showcased at the event included Barbie career dolls - as a Doctor, an Art Teacher, a Baby Photographer and a Pet Sitter. These dolls highlight the values of caring, nurturing, and self confidence, encouraging every girl to dream and have the courage to make her dreams come true. Mattel owned doll aims to spread the message of 'Be who you want to be… with Barbie'.


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