Actor Ali Fazal along with some special dignitaries, recently attended the felicitation of COVID Warriors at a function organised by the Bhamla Foundation at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai. Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari was also present on the occasion, so were Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, playback singers Shaan and Palak Muchchal with Bhamla Foundation Chairman Asif Bhamla. Through the last eight months, the foundation in collaboration with celebrities and influencers have worked tirelessly to ensure that the pandemic is dealt with effectively.
Ali, who returned from the El Gouna Festival in Egypt, was elated to be present at the function where the COVID warriors (on ground healthcare workers) were feted. He said, “It has been a rather nostalgic event, to begin with. I had the honour to go back to the Raj Bhavan after years. This institution holds great value to me for personal reasons. Full credit to the Bhamla foundation for doing honours during these tough times. There have been others too who have relentlessly worked to help the needy.”
And he added, “It’s been a fight for and by the common man. And we are made of the same working-class blood. So it was indeed a proud moment to see such eminent personalities (especially the health sector) or rather warriors felicitate one another. We are all birds of the same feather. My respect to all the doctors and the police personnel across Maharashtra who have relentlessly worked despite the personal dangers of this pandemic.”
The actor recently released the second season of the web series Mirzapur and is awaiting the release of Death on the Nile. He is expected to kick off the shoot of his next Hollywood project Codename Johnny Walker soon.