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Celebrities raised funds for victims in India

Bollywood stars as well as US actor Will Smith and Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger collected donations for coronavirus relief measures in India in an online show. Tens of thousands of people watched the nearly five-hour long show yesterday, during which the "King of Bollywood", Shah Rukh Khan, told jokes and sang. The captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli, was also one of the more than 70 celebrities who took part.

The show organized by Bollywood directors Karan Johar and Zoya Akhtar under the motto “I for India” was broadcast live on Facebook. "I can, I will and I have to help," said Khan after singing a happy song about everything being fine after the coronavirus pandemic.

Smith and Jagger asked for donations for migrant workers

Jagger and Smith focused on the fate of the many migrant workers in the emerging market, many of whom became unemployed because of exit restrictions imposed in late March.

“They may have lost their jobs, they may have lost their homes. They and their families may be starving, ”said Jagger. “Therefore I would like to ask you to donate. Please give what you can, ”the British rocker appealed to the audience.

In the show, celebrities were also told by doctors and other specialists how the new type of coronavirus is spreading and the difficulties with which employees in the health sector are struggling.

According to the preliminary results, the show raised 37.5 million rupees (453,000 euros) in donations. They go to more than a hundred organizations that distribute food and provide other essential help to those in need.