Aamir Ali’s worried about his friend who refuses to leave Ukraine
Aamir Ali is praying that the war in Ukraine ends soon. On an Instagram story, the actor posted a few photos of the country’s devastating state and wrote, “#peace #nowar # Ukraine”.
Ali says he’s been keeping a close eye on the situation also because his close friend, Kuldeep Kumar, is still there. “He is an Indian, married to a Ukrainian, and has two children.” The actor goes on to reveal that he had advised Kumar to leave the war-torn nation and even “got into a fight” because Kumar simply ignored Ali’s requests. “Kuldeep says, ‘This is my country and I can’t leave’. He’s been living in Kyiv for 25 years, runs a restaurant and business.”
However, after Ali realised it wasn’t going to happen, he left his friend alone and now only calls to check on him on a regular basis. “He lives on the outskirts, so he’s safe for the time being. He says that he hears blasts and sirens every day. Moreover, Kuldeep doesn’t remain at home; he goes out every day to aid anyone he can. In fact, he helped many Indians evacuate the city,” shares Ali, adding “Ukrainians are suffering so much. I hope this war ends soon.”
The 44-year-old became friends with Kumar through common friends, and the two have stayed in touch over the years: “We have been friends for 10-15 years, and we get along really well. I have been to his house in Ukraine multiple times in the past, including visits for work. It is such a beautiful country and such warm people. After all that they are going through, I don’t know how they will recover.”