Ali Fazal who just completed the shoot of Tigmanshu Dhulia’s magnum opus, Milan Talkies, has always been someone who has always helped in every way he could. The actor who is a sports buff 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 has just been announced as the goodwill ambassador of a wonderful organization called Smile Train. The organization helps young children with cleft lips to get their confidence and smiles back by repairing their clefts. The charity has found a sustainable solution with cleft reconstructive surgeries helping thousands of children across India. The Victoria and Abdul actor has also been given the big responsibility and role of being ambassador along with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who continues to work with the company on a global scale. The actor inaugurated the new project by the charity at the SRCC Hospital in Mumbai where Ali met lots of children with cleft lips whose lives will be transformed after this reconstructive surgery.
“If you Google cleft surgery, you’ll understand the depth and body of work Smile Train alone has put into this awareness. It is a correctable surgery. And I am so proud to be the new ambassador leading this along with a wonderful team of Smile Train India and Global. 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 organisation 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 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.”
Ali Fazal is truly helping the next generation to become more confident, better and healthier individuals and we cannot wait to see how many more faces he puts smiles on!