Shah Rukh, Aamir, Hrithik turn singers to raise funds for COVID-19

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Newsnow Desk: Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Madhuri Dixit Nene among others turned signers for a digital concert ‘I for India’ to raise funds for the frontliners working round-the-clock to contain the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

The line-up was introduced by filmmakers Karan Johar and Zoya Akhtar, with Akshay Kumar kick-starting the concert with a poem penned by lyricist Manoj Muntashir, titled Tumse Ho Nahi Payega.

It was followed by Aamir and his director-wife Kiran Rao, who said it was important in current times to extend support to the needy.

“But most importantly, to not leave hope,” Aamir said, urging people to donate for the frontline workers. The duo then sang classics such as Aa Chalke Tujhe Main Leke Chalun and Jeena Isika Naam Hai.

Shah Rukh closed the concert with a song composed by rapper Badshah and penned by lyricist Saini.

Titled Sab Sahi Ho Jayega, the song is about the perils of being locked up inside homes and the hope that sooner or later the world will be coronavirus free.

The celebrities also addressed plight of migrant workers, daily wage earners, hunger in times of COVID-19, child abuse and domestic violence, both of which have been on a rise since the lockdown began in India from March 25.

They also encouraged the audience to treat stray animals affectionately and develop eco-friendly habits going forward.

Filmmakers such Farah Khan, Vishal Bhardwaj, and personalities from the field of sports such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Saina Mirza also took part in the event.

Source : the hindu