iForIndia Becomes World’s Biggest Live Fundraiser On Facebook Raising ₹52 Crores
On Sunday, the iForIndia concert hosted by Karan Johar and Zoya Akhtar raked up around Rs 52 crore in donations, according to a tally shared on Twitter by Johar.
“iForIndia becomes world’s biggest live fundraiser on Facebook by raising 4.3 crores 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,” Johar tweeted.
“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,” he added.
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
The concert, which was live-streamed on Facebook saw the biggest stars of Bollywood and Hollywood participating in it. Amitabh Bachchan, 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 were among 85 artistes who participated and they were joined by 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.
While Bachchan gave a tribute to his friend, late actor Rishi Kapoor, King Khan and Roshan turned singers for the virtual concert which was held to raise funds for COVID-19 affected people.