Janhvi Kapoor turns standup comic to promote awareness about HPV

Ahead of International HPV Awareness Day 2024, Janhvi created a ‘Bawaal’ on social media by taking a leap forward in adopting one of the most unique approaches to draw attention to the disease.

By  Storyboard18Mar 1, 2024 2:21 PM
Janhvi Kapoor turns standup comic to promote awareness about HPV
Janhvi educates audiences about the causes and risks of HPV through laughter with her debut stand-up special, ‘Leap, Laugh & Learn’. (Image sourced via News18)

Every year, the world observes International HPV Awareness Day on 4th March. And Janhvi Kapoor has been at the forefront of spreading awareness about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in collaboration with Serum Institute of India’s initiative, ‘IPledgeToPrevent’. Ahead of International HPV Awareness Day 2024, Janhvi created a ‘Bawaal’ on social media by taking a leap forward in adopting one of the most unique approaches to draw attention to the disease. Leveraging that one extra day of this year – the Leap Day – Janhvi educates audiences about the causes and risks of HPV through laughter with her debut stand-up special, ‘Leap, Laugh & Learn’.

A series of teasers lead to the launch of Janhvi Kapoor's debut stand-up special. Infusing humour with raising awareness, “aspiring comedian” Janhvi leaves the guests in splits with her quick wit and prompts them to contemplate the lack of knowledge about HPV contraction and preventive measures.

During her stand-up special, Janhvi urges the audience to make informed decisions about HPV prevention. She sheds some light on the “Khatarnak Jodi” of HPV and Cancer. “Cervical, vaginal, anal, and oral cancers are some cancers that may develop in your body because of HPV,” shares Janhvi. The actress also busts a prevalent myth: “HPV only affects women.” How to prevent yourself from contracting HPV, you may ask? Well, the answer is as simple as consulting a doctor to begin with. Furthermore, she emphasizes the importance of getting an HPV vaccination for individuals between the ages of 9 to 26. Drawing the curtain on the stand-up special, Janhvi spurs audiences on to “pledge to prevent HPV.”

Janhvi Kapoor said, “As an actor, I believe it's imperative to support initiatives like IPledgeToPrevent to bring about an actual change in society. HPV poses a major health concern that could lead to life-threatening consequences, including cervical cancer. Yet, there's a lack of awareness about the risks associated with HPV. To challenge that notion, we came up with the idea of spreading HPV awareness through laughter with my debut stand-up special. With Leap, Laugh & Learn, we aim to encourage individuals to spend that one extra day of this leap year to focus on what's important for their health – like HPV awareness. With my fans' support, I pledge to prevent, because knowledge is our best protection against HPV. I am also hopeful that they too will leap towards HPV awareness with me.”

First Published on Mar 1, 2024 2:21 PM

More from Storyboard18

Quantum Brief

Zee-Sony merger: NCLAT to hear challenges to the merger on May 17

Zee-Sony merger: NCLAT to hear challenges to the merger on May 17

Brand Makers

Diageo India’s Shweta Jain quits; Jain was the chief business development officer

Diageo India’s Shweta Jain quits; Jain was the chief business development officer

Quantum Brief

Calcutta HC grants Emami interim relief in Fair & Handsome trademark infringement case against HUL

Calcutta HC grants Emami interim relief in Fair & Handsome trademark infringement case against HUL

Quantum Brief

Tata Play Binge expands offerings by onboarding DistroTV 

Tata Play Binge expands offerings by onboarding DistroTV 

Quantum Brief

Congress vows to curb government censorship powers on media: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vows to curb government censorship powers on media: Rahul Gandhi

Quantum Brief

JPMorgan Chase launches new digital media business

JPMorgan Chase launches new digital media business

Quantum Brief

Paytm's Vijay Shekhar Sharma backed Pai Platforms launches 'PaiPai' ONDC app

Paytm's Vijay Shekhar Sharma backed Pai Platforms launches 'PaiPai' ONDC app

Quantum Brief

Government considers new AI legislation to safeguard news publishers' rights

Government considers new AI legislation to safeguard news publishers' rights