The Sai Baba show will talk about combating drug abuse

Updated: 14 February, 2018 20:17 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

In today's fast paced world, people are busy with their everyday lives and commute

Abeer Soofi as Sai Baba

In today's fast paced world, people are busy with their everyday lives and commute. 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. Abeer Soofi who essays the role of Sai Baba in Sony Entertainment Television's show Mere Sai has practiced law before becoming an actor. He was deeply affected after witnessing 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. 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. 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."

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First Published: 14 February, 2018 18:53 IST

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