Saturday February 9, 2008
Nicole Kidman has done her bit for India too. A bathing suit she had left at a Swedish pool in
2002 was framed and auctioned off on February 9. The swimsuit went to the highest bidder for 16,200 kronor (2,500 dollars, 1,720
euros), "enough to buy nine cows for poor Indian farmers," as part of a project run by the Swedish aid organisation Erikshjaelpen., the suit's previous owner Zlatko Nedanovski
said. That's not all. Indian farmers can rejoice because the suit's new owner, 49-year-old Bengt Olsen from Sweden's film town Trollheattan, says:
"I hope the bathing suit will raise more money for more cows for more poor Indian families," explaining that he
plans to charge a small fee to allow people to view the suit and use the proceeds to buy more cows.