Starry fundraiser for Kashmir

  • Samarth Goyal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 19, 2014 11:58 IST

It was a starry Saturday evening as the national capital witnessed the biggest of celebrites coming together for a common cause. Celebrities from the Bollywood film industry came, dance, sang and talked about raising money for those who were affected in the Kashmir floods last month.

Aamir Khan and Farhan Akhtar among other stars urged the entire capital to donate money for the flood victims as a part of Hum Hain... Umeed-E Kashmir in association with Hindustan Times.

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The jam packed audience at Indira Gandhi indoor stadium were glued to their seats for more than four hours as they witnessed some of the best names in Bollywood perform in front of them for a noble cause.

Actor, director and singer, Farhan Akhtar kickstarted the evening, with a 10 minute performance, in which the 40-year-old actor sang some of the classics from his films including Dil Chahta Hai and Rock On.

Aamir Khan followed the suit and sat down with host Samir Kochar to discuss his love for Kashmir and Explain the significance of the fundraiser. The Bollywood superstar, in the end announced that he will be donating Rs 25 Lakh to the charity.

Singers Shaan, Mohit Chauhan and Javed Ali gave powerful singing performances. While Shaan sang a RD Burman claasic Yeh Kashmir Hai and his own version of the popular english track One Love, Javed Ali mesmerised audiences as he sang his own hit Kun Faya Kun. Mohit Chauhan, joined the other in the end, to deliver a special performance as the entire music community poetically urged the Dilliwalas and the rest of the country to help not only the state of Jammu and Kashmir, but also Assam and Orissa who, too have been hit by natural calamities recently.

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Actors Neha Dhupia, Aditi Rao Hydari, Parineeti Chopra and Sushant Singh Rajput, set the stage on fire with individual dance performances - each lasting for more than ten minutes.

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