iForIndia concert highlights: The biggest names of Bollywood are coming together for a concert right from their homes, in a bid to raise funds for Covid-19 relief.
The country is geared up on Sunday for a massive online concert called 'iForIndia' with top Bollywood and global stars, including rock legend Mick Jagger, to raise funds for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. It has been organised by filmmakers Karan Johar and Zoya Akhtar with Give India.
More than 70 of the country's biggest celebrities -- including cricket captain Virat Kohli and actor Shah Rukh Khan -- as well as international names such as Will Smith and Bryan Adams are set to join the show to be live-streamed by Facebook.
Check out the highlights:
The show kicked off with a video montage of people from several parts of the country. Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar introduced the concert as India's largest home-to-home concert.
The concert ended with Shah Rukh Khan's performance. By the end of the live, the concert had raised almost Rs 3.2 crore. Fans in the comment sections lauded Shah Rukh, Alia, Madhuri and Arijit's performances. Some artists were also called out for lip-syncing through their segments.
Shah Rukh Khan sings a song, Will Smith shares a message
Shah Rukh Khan sang an entire adorable song about how everything will soon be better. The song was by Badshan and Shah Rukh's son AbRam joined him for the video. Ranveer Singh performed his song Doorie from Gully Boy. Will Smith talked about how Karan Johar told him about the initiative and he jumped at the opportunity, calling India his second home.
Watch Shahrukh Khan and Abram Live Singing and Dancing for I for India
Watch Ranveer Singh performed his song Doorie from Gully Boy
Amitabh Bachchan pays tribute to Rishi Kapoor, Mira Nair remembers Irrfan Khan
Amitabh Bachchan gave a heartfelt tribute to the late Rishi Kapoor in a special message. He talked about how Rishi Kapoor had the walk of his grandfather, late Prithviraj Kapoor. He also talked about how Rishi would never lament his condition and believes that when he died, he must have gone with a smile on his face.
Hrithik Roshan, Alia Bhatt-Shaheen Bhatt sing
Hrithik Roshan sang Tere Jaisa Yaar Kahan and even played the piano. Alia Bhatt and her sister Shaheen sang a lovely song with Ankur Tiwari. They sang Ikk Kudi in their bedroom
Watch Hrithik Roshan sing 'Tere Jaisa Yaar Kahan' here
Watch Alia Bhatt and her sister Shaheen sing 'Ikk Kudi'
Mick Jagger makes an appeal, Aishwarya Rai chats with her doctor friend
Mick Jagger talked about the plight of daily wage workers and asked viewers to make donations for them. Aishwarya Rai interviewed a doctor friend and asked how the pandemic has affected the healthworkers. Parineeti Chopra sang her song Teri Mitti from Kesari.
Watch Parineeti Chopra sing Teri Mitti from Kesari
Lilly Singh makes appearances, Diljit Dosanjh sings
Lilly Singh made an appearance in all her popular characters. Her 'mom' got confused if Lilly has indeed joined Bollywood. Diljit Dosanjh sang Ikk Kudi. Gulzar recited a few line about staying apart and letting the sunshine in.
Varun Dhawan dances with Shiamak Davar's troupe, Nick Jonas sings Jealous
Varun Dhawan performed to a medley of songs with many dancers of Shiamak Davar's troupe. Nick Jonas performed his song Jealous and called India his 'second home'. He was later joined by Priyanka, who asked fans to donate.
Watch Varun Dhawan perform to a medley of songs with many dancers of Shiamak Davar's troupe
Watch Nick Jonas sing 'Jealous' here
Anushka Sharma and Anoushka Shankar share messages and perform
Anoushka Shankar impressed everyone with a lovely son on her sitar, played in her mother's garden. Anushka Sharma shared a message about how everyone is suffering due to the pandemic.
Farhan Akhtar sings, Virat Kohli calls essential service workers superheroes
Farhan Akhtar recited a poem and performed his song Tum Ho Toh with his band. Virat Kohli paid a tribute to all essential service workers and called them superheroes.
Watch Farhan Akhtar sing Tum Ho Toh with his band
Priyanka Chopra talks about the new normal
Priyanka Chopra talked about the new normal we live in. She mentioned how her parents and other family members also worked in healthcare and always put their patients first. She talked about the healthcare professionals getting attacked and asked people to let them do their job without fear.
Watch Priyanka Chopra recite poem
Jack Black shares message, Katrina Kaif talks to experts
Hollywood star Jack Black said in a special message that whole world needs to come together in fight against coronavirus. He said he is with India in the fight. Katrina Kaif talked to some experts about India's policies against the pandemic.
Madhuri Dixit performs with her son
Madhuri Dixit surprised everyone by performing with her son Arin. She sang Ed Sheeran's Perfect while he took over the piano. Fans were impressed by the mother-son duo. The donations have reached Rs 1.3 crore.
Watch Madhuri perform with her song Arin here
Shabana Azmi shares message of hope, Tiger Shroff sings songs
Shabana Azmi called it heartening to see 'artists coming together to their bit the world over'. She said she hoped this will lead to a new world order that is in sync with nature. Tiger Shroff sang two of songs--Tehen Ja and Roop Tera Mastana--but put on his dark sunglasses first saying that he feels shy otherwise.
Akshay Kumar recites a poem, Aamir Khan-Kiran Rao sing song
Akshay Kumar recited a poem by his friend about achieving the impossible. Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao sang the song 'Aa Chal Ke Tujhe'.
Watch Akshay Kumar recite a poem
Watch Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao sang the song 'Aa Chal Ke Tujhe'