BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Among several songs in Akshay Kumar’s patriotic war movie Kesari, the heart-rending Teri Mitti struck an indigenous chord with the audience. It is a song for troubled times when people are needed to come together to fight a common evil.
Today it seems definitely appropriate as the whole world is suffering because of the coronavirus pandemic. It is even more fitting that Akshay released a reworked version of Teri Mitti as tribute to all those medical workers, doctors and health professionals who are risking their lives to save others’ lives.
Taking to Twitter, he uploaded the song and captioned it, “Tribute – an ode to our heroes in white”. The video contains footage of empty streets as well as doctors being attacked when they went to collect samples for probable coronavirus cases.
सुना था डॉक्टर्स भगवन का रूप होते है लेकिन कोरोना वायरस की इस लड़ाई में देख भी लिया l #TeriMitti Tribute – an ode to our heroes in white, out now https://t.co/nbTQo60a53@ParineetiChopra @SinghAnurag79 @karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 @SunirKheterpal @bpraak @arkopravo19
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 24, 2020
B Praak, who sang the original version, was roped in to sing this version whose lyrics were rewritten by Manoj Muntashir while Arko Pravo gave the music.
“I’ve heard that doctors are actually gods in disguise. But today, in the face of the coronavirus crisis, it seems like that gods have taken the guise of doctors,” said Akshay at the end of the touching video, which is bound to leave behind a sense of pride and willingness to do more to help those who are fighting the virus at the front lines by risking their lives.