Harshaali Malhotra, the child actor who pulled the world’s heartstrings when she played a lovable, mute Kashmiri girl in the blockbuster hit, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, now stars in a Ramadan ad for the Kuwaiti telecommunications company, Zain.
She stars alongside popular Moroccan Youtube personality, Saad Lamjarred.
The Ramadan ad is exclusively in Arabic and is about a girl escaping war, terrorism and refugee camps to find herself in an enchanted forest with a guide/companion (Saad Lamjarred).
The ad is clearly attempting to tap into the social zeitgeist in the Middle east and hence, might leave you reaching for the nearest tissue box.
You’ve been given fair warning.
EDIT: It really isn’t that tear-jerky but they’re both cute as a button.