Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan, who visited India in 2009 to shoot a documentary on child trafficking in the country, says it was an unforgettable experience that left her “shocked and sad”.

The troubled actress, 26, gearing up for the release of her film “Scary Movie 5”, which hits screens in the US April 12 and here a week later, said about her India trip: “It was an experience I would never forget.”

“It left me shocked and sad…. Making this documentary for BBC3 has allowed me to lend my voice to the real hardship faced by children who are trafficked,” she said in an email interaction from Los Angeles ahead of the film’s release.

Lohan’s India visit had courted controversy with reports saying she violated visa rules. Her detractors felt she took up the BBC offer to scrap her wild party-girl image.

The former child artist and “Mean Girl” star, who is battling legal as well as alcohol issues, has to spend 90 days in a rehab in a misdemeanor car case.

She says she is thankful to “Scary Movie 5” co-star Charlie Sheen, who has also been in the spotlight for his wild ways, for offering her monetary help.


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