Mumbai: As the number of Coronavirus cases in India increases sharply with every passing day, the threat on our protectors – the doctors and healthcare workers – too is going up, due to increased exposure to the virus. Theatre Personality and Bollywood Actress, Ira Dubey, has thus initiated an ImpactGuru fundraiser to show her support for the warriors on the frontline.
Ira in a heartfelt appeal shares …
Fear runs down my spine every time I hear about a doctor losing his/her life to Coronavirus. While I am quarantined, I cannot imagine how traumatizing it must be for the doctors who spend their days and nights with the Covid patients trying to save them from this incomprehensible and virulent virus. The doctor’s family is waiting hopefully for his or her safe return. Many of them, return feeling overwhelmed and burnt out, some get infected, while some succumb to it.
As you already know, PPE is the need of the hour for our frontline warriors. While they do their duty from the hospitals, let’s join them from our homes. At this point, I invite you all to join hands with me and reach out to save our healthcare warriors. Please donate as much as you can to save their lives from Coronavirus. Not just that, sharing this story far and wide is as noble as donating for it. Every share can save a life, that can, in turn, save many more. Let’s put Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to good use and maximise support for this urgent initiative.
On the work front, Ira Dubey is soon expected to take on the role of Producer and Actor to a short film called “The Daughter” along with Kanti DeBiswas (producer of “Catsticks”). As theatre as an art form the world over, finds its feet again, she rehearses for Harold Pinter’s, “The Dumb Waiter”, directed by Chandan Roy Sanyal that will be available online in July.
Ira has performed and toured with the internationally acclaimed one woman show, Heather Raffo’s, “9 Parts of Desire”, directed by Lillete Dubey, which has been hugely appreciated by audiences and critics alike across India and South Africa. Ira enthralled the audience in 2019 as the lead in ‘’Devika Rani’’, a biopic about Indian cinema’s biggest star and studio head from the 1930s.
“All art has the power to uplift, enlighten, ignite, reflect life and transform people apart from just being entertaining. It will always be necessary, even more so now. The world is at a turning point but the show will go on” said Ira, as she signs off.