AGENCIES, Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra with Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish,The Rolling Stones and Beyonce kicked off a global special music show with comedy and personal stories weaved in. Gaga called it a “love letter” to frontline workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.
The two-hour One World:Together at Home, broadcast across multiple television channels all around the world, featured some of the biggest names of pop culture, with contributions, filmed from their homes.
Shah Rukh talked about about the coronavirus outbreak in India and delved into the plight faced by the people.
“India is facing one of its greatest challenges, in our history. With a population of over a billion citizens, the strength of COVID-19 is bound to have a negative impact on the country. Like, it is impacting the rest of the world too,” SRK said in a video clip.
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“Battling this crisis is going to take its toll, and this is the time to take action. Right now, I’m working with a team of people to provide protective equipment, quarantine centres, food and essentials to patients, hospitals and homes. But to beat this worldwide pandemic, the world must come together,” he added.
Priyanka, who is a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador, opened up on the challenges faced by the refugee camps all over the world.
“I have witnessed first hand the overcrowded and unlivable conditions in refugee camps … The camps need health care, clean water and sanitation to stand through the pandemic,” said Priyanka, who has worked with Shah Rukh in Don.