Sharad Kelkar recites poem 'Badlaav' on COVID-19 lockdown

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Last Updated: Tue, May 19th, 2020, 16:47:15hrs

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sharad Kelkar has recited a poem titled "Badlaav", meaning change, on the ongoing coronavirus lockdown. He says that the poem talks about facing the problem, the determination to stand up again, fighting the war and winning it.

Sharad told IANS: "The one thing I consider is that if I can relate to the poem or any writing and if I have the same feeling which is in the poem so I'd love to recite and read them. Both the poems I have recited have very in depth meaning and in today's difficult times we all need this kind of little motivation and stay safe and positive."

The actor, who is an accomplished dubbing artist, has in the past lent his rich voice to Prabhas' starring role in the dubbed Hindi version of the "Baahubali" series. He took to Instagram, where he shared a glimpse of the poem, which has been penned by Rohit Kumar Chandwaskar.

Previously, Sharad had recited another poem and shared it on the photo-sharing website.

"All the poems I have recited have that kind of meaning (positive)," he added.

Sharad says he can relate himself to the poem "Badlaav".

"It's the hardest time in my time that I have seen I think. I don't think I have seen such kind of pandemic. To be in the house for 50-60 days. No work. There is money crisis for everyone. I have seen the workers' problems, they are travelling long distances with no food or water. The government is trying to help as much as they can. Everyone is putting in efforts," he said.

Sharad told IANS: "The new poem says it all -- that we are ready to face it all and determined that we will stand up again and fight the war and win it. I can completely relate to it. It's a beautiful poem."