This Sony TV actor was glad when his show focused on the growing issue of drug usage!

And he was happy to preach to his viewers to steer clear from drug usage.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 4:30:43 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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In today's fast paced world, people are busy with their everyday lives. Youngsters seldom get time to relax and turn to other means such as alcohol and drugs to reduce their stress.

The social evil of drug addiction is on the rise and curbing this menace is a necessity of today's times. And when Sony TV's show, Mere Sai introduced this drug use menace as one of their upcoming plotlines, actor Abeer Soofi was glad.

Having practiced law before becoming an actor, Abeer has been a witness and also has been deeply affected after coming across drug addiction cases. Coincidentally, the current track on the show depicts the village of Shirdi encountering a drug menace. Sai Baba had rescued villagers from the clutches of drug addiction.

When contacted, Abeer said, "I was a criminal lawyer before becoming an actor and practiced law for a brief period. During my stint, I came across people turning to crime to satisfy their cravings for drugs. It was heart wrenching to see people commit theft to buy drugs and I couldn't fathom the reason for people to get addicted to something which destroys their lives in all aspects."

He continued, "I used to advise people to stay away from it whenever I could. With the upcoming track on the show, I was glad that such a noble message will be sent to audiences all over. I discussed the dialogues with the creative team and also added my own inputs in the same."

Urging the common man to not turn to drugs for whatsoever reasons, Abeer said, "It's a humble request to all to steer clear of these drugs which only cause harm and nothing else. Find something constructive to do, stay connected to family and friends. Alcohol and drugs do not solve any problems that we face in real life. One needs to take a firm step and find the happy spot in our lives. Also, on the show, we are presenting a case of Shirdi being affected by drug addiction and how Sai Baba advises villagers to stay away from it and saves them."

There are no qualms that this is a noble initiative on the Mere Sai makers' part.

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Posted on: 16 February 2018 at 10:36am
The show deals with social issues in a thoughtful and delicate way. Great roles of Abeer Soofi and Toral Rasputra!

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Posted on: 14 February 2018 at 10:25pm
Definitely a commendable move! More shows should take similar steps and promote social causes!

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