Due to the tension like situation in the country over COVID-19 pandemic, many celebrities are trying their best to support relief funds. While the government has been making efforts to create awareness, celebrities have been shooting short films and music videos to spread awareness from home. After Bollywood celebrities, actors and filmmakers joined hands to help raise funds for the relief funds, singers Asha Bhosale, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam and 15 more singers have come forward for a virtual concert titled Sangeet Setu to raise funds.
Speaking of the virtual concert, the audience will be witnessing singers S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu, Hariharan, Sonu Nigam, Sudesh Bhosale, Asha Bhosle Kailash Kher, Salim – Sulaiman, Shankar Mahadevan, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurti, Subramaniam, Pankaj Udhas, Shaan, Talat Aziz, Suresh Wadkar, KJ Yesudas, and Anup Jalota with the start of the concert being hosted by Sooryavanshi actor Akshay Kumar. As the 18 singers have joined hands, they will be helping raise funds for the PM-CARES Relief funds.
Talking to The Times Of India, singer Sudesh Bhosale who has voiced songs like Shava Shava and Jumma Chumma mentioned that the PM’s office is helping the singers in the initiative and shared how they are appealing to people to share whatever is possible even if it is a penny. He said, “The PM’s Office is supporting us in this concert, and we are appealing to the people to contribute in whatever way possible, even if it’s just a rupee.”
Meanwhile, the veteran singer also mentioned about Akshay Kumar hosting the concert. Sudesh shared that the singers are divided in batches of six and mentioned that Sonu Nigam who is supposed to join in from Dubai is yet to select his setlist. The singer further shared that Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bosale will be there to guide everyone with their presence. Talking about Sangeet Setu, the virtual concert will be available on all OTT platforms and D2H platforms including MX Player, Jio TV, Idea TV, Hotstar and all digital platforms as well. The three day virtual concert will start from today April 10th to April 12th and run from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Also Read: PM Narendra Modi Shares Kailash Kher's Tweet; Singer Sona Mohapatra Reminds Him That Kher Is A #MeToo Accused Predator
Excellent gesture!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 9, 2020
Kudos to the artists for coming together for this.
It would be a treat to listen. https://t.co/buxBrNZ4Sz
Image source: Instagram/ Asha Bhosale, Sonu Nigam