Friday 24 April 2020

Watch: Faisal Qureshi makes a 'Call to Action' against Covid-19

A coronavirus awareness short film has popped up on everyone’s social media, thanks to Faisal Qureshi.

Amid lockdown and prior to the indefinite release of his up and coming political satire, Money Back Gaurantee – the television personality has released a short film titled, Call to Action.

Dedicated to the cause of preventing Covid-19 spread, the 18 celebrities featured in the two and half minute long culmination of clips, make actual calls to action, informing the viewers about the measures they can take against the disease.

 The film takes off with Hamza Ali Abbasi saying he has cancelled all of his plans so he can stay at home with wife, Naimal Khawar. Moving on to Reema who explains how ones own house is the safest place for them to stay in this current time. The string of calls then leads to Humayun Saeed, who goes on to add that even he won’t be going anywhere, not even to London (Term).

Then comes everyone’s favourite, Shehzad Roy, who is seen washing his hands carefully while talking about how important it is to do so. The camera then moves to Maya Ali, who appears with her baking tools again while talking about how she won’t be shaking hands with anyone – regardless of how bad they feel about it. Sheheryar Munawar gives a similar message pertaining to social distancing.

Bilal Maqsood then makes a funny entrance, talking about how a person can forward such a disease without knowing that he’s the carrier. Enter Ayesha Omar, who goes onto target the phenomenon of forwarding Covid-19 related messages without verification.

Zara Noor Abbas also pops up, stresses on the need to remain isolated. Whereas Ali Rehman Khan also makes a call, reiterating how he isn’t allowing anyone to touch him these days.

This is followed by the power couple, Shaniera and Wasim Akram who talk about the importance of covering their faces in this difficult time. Their conversation leads to Faisal Kapadia, stressing upon the need to also remain hydrated. Then comes Iqra Aziz and Yasir Hussain, advising everyone to keep a distance between themselves while talking to each other.

Mikaal Zulfiqar also appears washing dishes, as he goes on to say he has given his house help a holiday, following which his Money Back Gaurantee co-star relays the importance of quarantining if Covid-19 symptoms appear.

The series of messages end with a final one coming from the renowned veteran figure, Anwar Maqsood, who just asks some Mehfooz bhai to take care of himself and keep his surrounding clean.

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