Ali Fazal, who was busy with the shoot of Tigmanshu Dhulia’s magnum opus, Milan Talkies, is a sports buff and has also helped young kids from Shillong and Lucknow learn more tricks in football and got them ready for the games. He coaches and plays basketball with children near his area whenever he isn’t shooting. The actor has always been extremely athletic but also, very focused on giving back in some way possible.
Taking this good trait, Ali Fazal who is a globally recognized face after his Hollywood debut, Victoria and Abdul, became a huge hit, decided to pay it forward by helping children with cleft lips gain their confidence and smiles back.
Ali Fazal has come together with one of the biggest names recognized globally, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to support this cause.
Together with their reach, the actors aim to reach more and more children who need the reconstruction surgery and hope slowly and steadily more smiles are transformed.
On this collaboration, Ali said:
“If you Google cleft surgery, you’ll understand the depth and body of work this initiative alone has put into this awareness. It is a correctable surgery. And I am so proud to be the new ambassador for this wonderful cause. In India, over 35,000 children are born with a cleft in a year. And this can be treated if they have the information. The organization has tied up with many hospitals over the years. I hope to keep this machinery working as it has been with immaculate efficiency and power. There are a great many issues to be solved on many humanitarian levels. This is one. And when we all do our bits and our parts, the world is a better place.”