Indian film actor Jackky Bhagnani, who made a faux pas last year when he misspelled Malala Yousafzai's name as 'Masala' in a tweet, has made a video to wish the Pakistani activist on her birthday.
2 days before she turns 18, my tribute that 'spells' out why we need more brave hearts like Malala! (Sans typos!)http://t.co/f4FUpk8CPL— Jackky Bhagnani (@jackkybhagnani) July 10, 2015
The video, titled Happy Birthday Malala | Ye Malala Ke Baare Mein Hai, masala ke baare mein nahi! features Jackky accepting his mistake and teaching a group of children about Malala's contribution to children's education.
He is also seen explaining the difference between 'nobel' and 'noble' to the children in the six-minute video, which was shot with #fame, a live video entertainment platform.
On October 10, 2014, the day Yousafzai was presented with the Nobel Peace Prize, Jackky had shared on his Twitter page:
But he wasn't the only one who was under scrutiny for misspelling Malala's name, Naomi Campbell wrote 'malaria' instead of Malala in her tweet:
However Jackky made up for it in the birthday video. The Youngistaan actor, along with the children wish Malala a "Happy Birthday" and thank her for her contribution towards children's education rights and for her struggle for education and against extremism.
Twitter saw a tremendous response to the video:
@jackkybhagnani's Tribute video to Malala #respect #HappyBirthdayMalala World needs more people like you... GOD bless..— Komaleesi (@InkedToHeart) July 12, 2015
Good going @jackkybhagnani. Kudos to you for doing that. And a very happy birthday to Malala, our warrior.— Arpit Agrawal (@Appy_Fizzz) July 12, 2015
@jackkybhagnani i love everything what u did but this time u rocked by accepting ur mistake— Pooja Sharma (@chicthestyleig) July 10, 2015
@jackkybhagnani just watched your video on Malala... So mature attempt..I m speechless... Salute to you...#Yangistan— VarunKumar (@4evervips) July 10, 2015
@jackkybhagnani What a fab video to wish @Malala on her Bday! Tum jiyo hazaron saal :) :)— Radhika Bajaj (@radhikabajaj) July 10, 2015
After his last Malala blunder, Jackky was thrilled by the love his video received:
Wow!! Woken up to so much love for the Malala video! Loving all the comments. And don't forget, her bday is tomorrow. http://t.co/HkhbHovXoD— Jackky Bhagnani (@jackkybhagnani) July 11, 2015
But no one was more appreciative than Malala's father, who thanked the actor in his tweet:
@jackkybhagnani many thanks 4rm Malala & me 4 your support. It made our day! No present can be more precious than this, Malala is so happy!— Ziauddin Yousafzai (@ZiauddinY) July 12, 2015
And Jackky's response was nothing less than ecstatic:
SO humbled and honoured that you noticed our small gesture of love for Malala! THANKYOU for making my day! https://t.co/ve0OWWzp8J— Jackky Bhagnani (@jackkybhagnani) July 12, 2015
Malala, who turned 18 last week Sunday (July 12), won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize along with Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi.
Her birthday was universally celebrated. Here are some tweets showing love for the Nobel Peace Prize winner:
Happy belated birthday to #MalalaYousafzai. You are our #mondaymotivation everyday. pic.twitter.com/PR9LbnP08n— San Jacinto College (@SanJacCollege) July 13, 2015
Happy 18th birthday to #MalalaYousafzai! pic.twitter.com/lkCvnyNCRj— Nick C. Roberts (@robertsnickc) July 13, 2015
#MalalaYousafzai— Deep Shah (@TheDeepShah) July 12, 2015
Wish You A Very Happy Birthday To You On Your 18th B'Day..#MalalaDay@UN@MalalaFund@narendramodi pic.twitter.com/crQ5FQ1y2e
#malalayousafzai is the real life #mockingjay @MalalaFund— Kevin shorter (@kevinthechef82) July 10, 2015
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