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Sonam Kapoor Takes on Climate Change as Angry Bird ‘Champion for Earth’: Watch

B1MUMBAI — Sonam Kapoor has a beautifully-designed avatar of her likeness: The actress is now a ‘Champion for Earth’ in the Angry Birds Friends tournament starting Sept. 21.

Champions for Earth is a weeklong tournament on Angry Birds Friends created by Rovio and the Earth Day network to raise awareness of climate change. The tournament, which runs from Sept. 21-27, coincides with the United Nations Climate Change Week in New York City.

Sonam Kapoor is joined by other global celebrities who are also Champions for Earth like Don Cheadle, Ian Somerhalder, Matt Damon, Danny De Vito and members of the Korean pop group VIXX.

In the course of the game, Sonam Kapoor and the other Champions will invite Angry Birds players to compete against their avatars on the leader-board and share facts about climate change. The Sonam Bird avatar was designed by the team of Angry Birds artists with inputs from the actor herself.

In addition to the game, Sonam Kapoor and the other Champions for Earth also star in a video, narrated by Christiana Figueres, the UN’s top climate official and head of the UN Climate Convention, with a guest appearance by the global film personality and her father, Anil Kapoor.

So can you beat Sonam Kapoor’s score? Those who love Angry Birds Friends must download the game and play. Says the actress, “The team has done a fantastic job designing the new bird. I am really happy with the results. I enjoy playing the game, and it’s great to be a part of the game during the Champions for Earth week.”

Back home, Sonam Kapoor will soon launch her home production “Battle for Bittora” with father Anil Kapoor as the producer. Till then, it’s a battle for Earth.

Watch Sonam Kapoor and father Anil Kapoor speak about climate change:

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