The immensely talented actor Vijay Varma aka Moeen Bhai from the recently released super hit film Gully Boy took away massive praises and critic approvals with his heart-touching performance in the film. The FTII graduate played the multi-layered character Moeen who is a car thief, a drug peddler, a mechanic, a very close friend to Ranveer Singh and a soft-hearted human who takes care of orphan kids. Vijay got the opportunity to showcase multiple emotions in one single film which he succeeded by 100% winning hearts of millions of his new and old fans. Vijay in the process also managed to win hearts of some underprivileged kids in real life too from an NGO that he is associated with.
Vijay’s character Moeen in reel life picks up orphans from the street takes care of their needs and care about them in spite of standing on the other side of the line negatively. Vijay in real life too is associated with a Mumbai based NGO Angel Xpress Foundation. The NGO provides free tutoring for school going children from slums, they mentor and guide them in their academics. When Vijay got to know some of these kids had the desire to watch Gully Boy, Vijay in no time made arrangement to get these kids to see the film. He arranged a special screening for the kids of the NGO at a movie theatre in the suburbs of Mumbai.
Speaking about it, Vijay said, “When Gully Boy released the kids from Angel Xpress wanted to see the film, but I got busy with everything that I couldn’t do anything at that time. The film is about people without proper privilege, the film is about people of slum and the streets. I felt it would resonated very well with this gang and i wanted to keep my word and that’s how it happened. The experience of taking these kids for the screening has been absolutely joyful at the same time very inspiring because I shared my anecdotes about doing this film with the kids where I come from and how I made things happen just by purely determined to make a change, relentlessly pursued an idea which was to become an actor without any support. But I ended up learning so much about these boys and girls who are either learning BCom, some are doing Science, some want to take up business, some of them want to become a scientist, and I was just so inspired with these kids”.
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