Dec 12, 2009

Lindsay Lohan slammed by Indian charity

An Indian charity has accused Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan of falsely claiming to have saved 40 children in one day, during her trip to the country.

In a series of posts on the micro-blogging site Twitter, Lohan, who came to India to make a BBC documentary about child trafficking, appeared to claim that she had rescued the children and was now changing the world "one child at a time".

"Over 40 children saved so far... Within one day's work... This is what life is about... Doing this is a life worth living!," Lohan had written on Twitter.

But according to the charity Bachpan Bachao Andolan, which organised the raid, neither the 23-year-old actress nor the BBC, were present at the time of the raids, reported The Telegraph.

Social activist and lawyer Bhuwan, who belongs to the campaign group, has accused Lohan of portraying dangerous child rescue operations as superficial events, which could be carried out in a day by passing celebrities.