QT-Online / Monday, May 25, 2020 / Categories: Top News, Cinema/Showbiz Bollywood superstars, fashion icons come together to applaud healthcare and essential workers in Qatar FAB Entertainment, a Qatar based Company, has announced the launch of a global community initiative in recognition of healthcare and essential workers from across the globe and in Qatar, who are working tirelessly and ardently during the Covid-19 outbreak. Launched during Mental Health Awareness Month and 2020 being the International Year of The Nurse, this initiative conceived and produced by FAB, has gathered world renowned Bollywood movie stars, sports celebrities, music and fashion icons in a community from across the globe, to show their support to the real-life heroes serving on the Frontlines of the Fight against Covid-19. Fauzia Adeel Butt, Partner & CEO of FAB Entertainment in Qatar said: “As Covid19 cases continue to rise in Qatar and globally, healthcare and essential workers continue to work tirelessly at frontlines risking their lives every day for the humanity. This obviously takes a toll, not only on their physical but also mental state. Qatar has always been very vocal about social causes like Mental Health thanks to the invaluable efforts of the leaders of Qatar, who have always inspired us and led us on creating awareness of such critical issues. We would also like to mention the incredible efforts of our home carrier, Qatar Airways and its staff led by visionary GCEO Akbar al Baker who have at this challenging time, carried many stranded people back to their homes, carried out humanitarian aid operations and even recognized healthcare workers globally in providing free tickets recently. ” “Many of these healthcare workers are working around the clock with little attention to rest or food, wearing their PPE’s for long hours and carrying on regardless of any discomfort. There has been a steady increase in fatigue, stress and mental depression seen amongst healthcare workers globally. This initiative serves as as morale boosting to say chin up! Stay strong, stay safe because in the end we will get through this together!” Fauzia added. What started off as a coffee table conversation between world renowned celebrities voicing serious concern about the state of frontline workers, soon turned into a full-fledged initiative where they have all come together as one task force to recognize today’s heroes, showing their support and telling everyone to stay positive, stay strong, and stay safe. FAB Entertainment, founded by CEO Fauzia Adeel Butt, coordinated all efforts between all parties the world over and the result was an outstanding video shout out, gathering 10 international figures including movie stars, sports celebrities across cricket, football, and Formula 1 Racing, fashion and music icons, who have all come together through this initiative to thank the healthcare and essential workers working on the frontlines against the pandemic in Qatar and across the globe. The video has gone live on celebrity platforms today with already millions of of views within the first 24 hours. The video which has also gone viral on social media includes Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, renowned Producer/Director Karan Johar, Turkish German actress Meryem Uzerli, Captain of the Indian cricket team-Virat Kohli, Captain of the Indian Football Team- Sunil Chhetri, Formula 1 Racing World Champion-Damon Hill, Singer/Music Director duo Vishal & Shekhar, singer-Hariharan and globally acclaimed fashion designer Manish Malhotra. Bollywood icons Karan Johar, Akshay Kumar and Manish Malhotra have also provided a special shout out, in addition to the global initiative specifically for the frontline heroes serving in Qatar with personal videos highlighting their support to all those working tirelessly in Qatar to support and protect the nation. This outstanding global video as well as specific videos by Karan Johar, Akshay Kumar and Manish Malhotra for Qatar, conceived and produced by FAB, comes as part of the Mental Health Awareness Month and Year of the Nurse with the main goal to uplift the morale of those working tirelessly on the frontlines of the fight against the pandemic, coming directly as acknowledgment from the worlds most celebrated icons. “FAB extends immense gratitude to these icons who have come together at such short notice to voice their appreciation for our real-life heroes”, Fauzia concluded. Previous Article Meet the Indian snake-bite assassin, who let loose a cobra in his wife’s room Next Article I received the best care in Qatar, says expat doctor who beat coronavirus Print 19481 Rate this article: 4.4 Please login or register to post comments.