Karan Johar and Zoya Akhtar came up with an applause-worthy initiative called I For India that saw several Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities as well as cricketers coming together to raise funds for those affected by the Coronavirus Lockdown. The concert garnered more than Rs 52 crore in funds. Besides several celebs, Ranveer Singh and Farhan Akhtar also performed for the benefit.
Ranveer took to his Gully Boy avatar and performed a rap song called Doori. Watch him here:
On the other hand, Farhan Akhtar performed his song, Tum Ho Toh, from his film Rock On with his band and also read out a poem in Hindi. Watch him below:
Karan Johar spearheaded the concert where the celebs performed from their homes. He also shared the amount raised.
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 https://t.co/yzXMagyy3z@GiveIndia pic.twitter.com/MTGxXi3kgk
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) May 4, 2020
From my home to yours. Watch me on India’s biggest fundraising concert - #IForIndia, a concert for our times. Sunday, 3rd May, 7:30pm IST. Watch it LIVE worldwide on Facebook. Tune in. Donate now. Do your bit. Link in bio. #SocialForGood 100% of proceeds go to the India COVID Response Fund set up by @give_india
He also expressed gratitude to everyone for supporting the I For India fundraiser to battle COVID-19.
Zoya Akhtar's cause was supported by her father noted lyricist Javed Akhtar as well.
— Farhan Akhtar FC Peru (@FarhanAPeru) May 4, 2020