- Farhan Akhtar has been spending the quarantine time with his family
- He is using social media to raise awareness about the ongoing pandemic
- He has called upon his friends to donate to the relief fund for daily wager
New Delhi: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has released a coronavirus version of the famous poem ‘Zinda Ho Tum’ from his film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara to describe people’s lives in quarantine. He recited this modified version of the poem, which was originally written by his father, lyricist and screenwriter, Javed Akhtar, for his followers on Thursday via his Instagram account. Through the new version of the poem, Mr. Akhtar aims to deliver a message about staying safe during the pandemic. Here are a few lines from the poem he recited:
Chehron par apne mask pehen rahe ho toh zinda ho tum
Houseparty pe yaaron se baat kar rahe ho toh zinda ho tum
Chheenkon ke jhonkon se door rehna seekho
Bheedon mein shamil hone ko nahi kehna seekho
(If you are wearing a mask on you face, you are alive
If you are talking to your friends at Houseparty, you are alive
Learn to keep a distance from sneezes
Learn to say no to crowded places)
The poem has been receiving praises from his followers who found inspiration in it to have a positive outlook. A user with the handle name indiegesgram said,
I needed to hear this today
another user ‘cool_macky007’ requested all to make the best of the time now as the future is unpredictable.
The ‘Rock On’ star has been spending his lockdown time with his family and pet dog and also entertaining his fans and followers on social media. A few days back, Farhan Akhtar also sang a song from his album ‘Echoes’ for his followers which is about hope and understanding.
Earlier this month, when the reports of assaults on doctors and healthcare workers came to light, Mr. Akhtar shared the video of one of the doctors, who was the victim of an attack in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore on his Twitter account and urged people to let doctors do their jobs without fear. He said,
She is one of many doctors and medical professionals who are in the firing line of people’s misconceptions and misplaced rage. PLEASE let them do their jobs without fear of violence against them. They are here to help us get through this.
She is one of many doctors and medical professionals who are in the firing line of people’s misconceptions and misplaced rage. PLEASE let them do their jobs without fear of violence against them. They are here to help us get through this. #Respect https://t.co/aYxkFg39Sf
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) April 3, 2020
Mr. Akhtar who has remained vocal on many social and environmental issues had also appealed his colleagues to contribute to the relief fund set up by Producers’ Guild for daily wage workers who were engaged with various production houses and lost their livelihood due to the lockdown.