Curated by pop star Lady Gaga, the One World: Together At Home virtual concert brought together celebrities such as Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, David and Victoria Beckham, Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, and Taylor Swift to honour coronavirus frontline workers.
Superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra Jonas urged people to fight the coronavirus pandemic with unity, as they joined artistes from around the world for a virtual event to support healthcare workers battling it out against COVID-19. Curated by pop star Lady Gaga, the One World: Together At Home virtual concert was organised on Saturday by the World Health Organization (WHO) and international advocacy organisation Global Citizen. In a one-minute video clip, Shah Rukh said India was facing “one of its greatest challenges in our history” and with a population of over a billion citizens, COVID-19 was “bound to have a negative impact on the country”.
“Right now, I'm working with a team of people to provide protective equipment, food, and essentials to patients, hospitals, and homes. But, to beat this worldwide pandemic, the world has to, must come together,” he said. The Fan star said it was important for people to contact world and private sector leaders, and ask them to continue to contribute to WHO's Solidarity Response Fund. “So they can help to continue the hardest of areas and people who desperately need it. India, planet earth, we are one world. I love you, stay strong,” the actor added.
Shah Rukh Khan elaborated on the population of India and how we have been dealing with the virus. He said, "India is currently facing one of the biggest challenges in her history. With the population of over a billion citizens, the spread of Covid-19 is bound to have a negative impact. Battling this crisis is going to take its toll and this is the time to take action. Right now I am working with a team of people who are working on providing the protective equipment, quarantine centres, food and essentials to patients in hospitals and homes. But, to beat this pandemic, the world has to come together.”