Freida Pinto
Actress Freida Pinto poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "Saint Laurent" in competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 17, 2014.REUTERS/Yves Herman

The "Slumdog Millionaire" actress Freida Pinto will host the Vanity Fair Pre Oscar party again.

The Pre Oscar party will be held on Friday, 20 February, in Los Angeles. This will be for the second time that the Hollywood actress will be hosting the Pre Oscar party.

"It's such a wonderful feeling to be hosting the bash in support of Girl Rising for the second time. It's a spectacular way to draw attention to the Girl Rising India movement among my peers and the audiences especially since most of the world is clued in because of the prestigious upcoming Oscars," Pinto told The Times of India.

"As a producer and ambassador for the Girl Rising movement, I feel so proud to see our baby taking its first steps, to becoming a revolution that aims at giving girls that much required chance to unleash their full potential, one that aims at changing mindsets towards India's daughters," she added.

The party is held to spread awareness and benefit Pinto's non-profit production venture, "Girl Rising", which tells the story of nine girls born into unforgiving circumstances.

DJ Taryn Manning and Ms Nix are expected to perform at the Pre Oscars party and the funds raised from the event will be used for various initiatives under the Girl Rising campaign, according to TOI.

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