Fenil and Bollywood

Aamir to perform on stage

Posted on: January 13, 2010

After a decade, Aamir Khan will perform on stage to collect funds for struggling junior artistes

By Meena Iyer (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 09, 2010)

Aamir Khan will take the stage after 10 years. On January 15, the Bollywood superstar, currently riding a wave of success with 3 Idiots, will record his part for a concert that is being put up by the Cine & Television Artistes Association. Aamir only agreed to do this concert because it is for a cause.

Johny Lever, the President of the Cine Artistes Association says, “Our association has completed 50 years. I have personally requested Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan and several other Bollywood biggies to perform for us. We need funds to rehabilitate and provide resources to junior artistes who are finding it hard to make ends meet.”

Shah Rukh Khan Aamir Khan Akshay Kumar

It is said that after 1992, when Mithun Chakraborty personally initiated a huge concert to raise funds for artistes on the fringes of the film industry, there has been very little done to keep the focus on getting the junior artistes enough funds.

A trade source says, “This time Kiran Kumar and Johny Lever have taken it upon themselves to personally involve the biggest names in showbiz to contribute to the cause of the under-privileged.”

Johny says, “Each and every artiste that we approached has agreed.’’ Apparently Aamir has also sent out personal text messages to all the big names in the business asking them to participate. “SRK has agreed, so has Hrithik. The list is long but I must say that whoever we approached, has agreed to contribute personally. They have realised that the concert, which will later be televised on a satellite channel, is being done for a worthy cause,” added Johny.

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