MUMBAI: Indian superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra Jonas joined Lady Gaga's star-studded "One World: Together at Home" to celebrate healthcare workers fighting against the coronavirus pandemic and urged everyone to remain strong during the health crisis.
Over 70 artists and celebrities from across the globe joined the concert to honour the frontline workers. The virtual concert, organised by the WHO and Global Citizen on Saturday, was hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert. The event included performances and appearances from Taylor Swift, Elton John, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder and McCartney .
Shah Rukh talked 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 sure to have a negative impact on the country. Like, it's impacting the remainder of the globe too," Shah Rukh said within a video clip.
"Battling this crisis is going to take its toll, and this is often the time to take action. Right now, I'm working with a team of individuals to supply protective equipment, quarantine centres, food and essentials to patients, hospitals and houses. But to beat this worldwide pandemic, the planet must join hands," he added.
He continued: "So find out how you'll be able to contact World and private sector leaders and ask them to keep contributing to WHO's Solidarity Response Fund so that they can keep helping the most affected areas and other people who desperately need it. India, planet earth, we are one world. I love you, stay strong."
Priyanka, who is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, spoke on the challenges faced by the refugee camps everywhere in 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 fight through the pandemic," said Priyanka, who has worked with Shah Rukh in the "Don" series.
The mega concert also had acts by Chris Martin, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, and Jennifer Lopez among many others.
The US event featured the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Michael Buble, Annie Lennox, Common, The Killers, Luis Fonsi, Adam Lambert, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Ke$ha, and Jessie J. The event aired in India on AXN and Sony PIX.