Farhan Akhtar recites corona version of Zinda Ho Tum from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Like many Bollywood celebrities, Farhan Akhtar often takes to social media, urging fans to stay indoors and help fight the novel coronavirus. However, this time the Rock On!! actor has added a poetic twist to his message.
Farhan penned a corona version of the famous poem Toh Zinda Ho Tum, used in his film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. He shared a video of him reciting the poem, which read like this:
"Chahro pe mask pehen rahe ho, toh zinda ho tum
Houseparty pe yaaron se baat kar rahe ho, toh zinda ho tum
Chheenko ke jhoko se tum door rehna sikho,
Bheed mein shamil hone ko nahi kehna sikho
Har insaan se tum milo bandh ke apne baahein
Har pal exit sign ko tarasti dikhengi nigaahein
Jo pocket mein sanitiser rakh rahe ho, toh zinda ho tum
Chahro pe mask pehen rahe ho, toh zinda ho tum "
Farhan's father Javed Akhtar wrote many poems for the 2011 film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, one of those poems was Toh Zinda Ho Tum. Farhan's character recited these poems in the film.