iForIndia concert raises Rs 52 crore, Bollywood stars thank fans

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 05, 2020, 08.26 AM(IST)

Karan Johar and Zoya Akhtar Photograph:( Twitter )

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The initiative was organised by Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar as the entire Indian fraternity joined to entertain the masses and earn relief money. 

iForIndia concert that saw the biggest stars of Bollywood and Hollywood come together to entertain fans for a noble cause, raised good money. The initiative raised Rs 52 crore in donations so far for people most affected by the pandemic. 

In a special message for fans for their support, Karan tweeted, “iForIndia becomes world’s biggest live fundraiser on Facebook by raising 4.3 crore online (and counting). Corporate donors and philanthropists donate Rs 47.77 crore (and counting). I for India continues to get overwhelming attention and support from the world over. 100% of proceeds go to GiveIndia for COVID-19 relief work.”

“From our hearts to yours. Thank you for watching. Thank you for responding. Thank you for donating. #IForIndia started out as a concert. But it can be a movement. Let’s continue to build a safe, healthy & strong India. I For India. Please donate,” Karan added.

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Zoya Akhtar also issued a heartfelt message of thanks. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared another message from Karan and Zoya. Read it here:

iForIndia concert was live-streamed on Facebook as hundreds joined to see their favourite celebs. From India we had Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Hrithik Roshan, Ranveer Singh, Tiger Shroff, Vicky Kaushal, Vidya Balan, Katrina Kaif, Rani Mukerji, Arjun Kapoor and Diljit Dosanjh that were among 85 artistes who participated in the virtual concert to raise funds for those affected by the novel coronavirus.

Also joining in were Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan, and Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan. 

International stars including Jack Black, Will Smith, Russel Peters, Mick Jagger, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner were also part of the concert.