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South Asian stars in tsunami aid concert

Feb. 7, 2005 at 3:20 AM   |   Comments

BOMBAY, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Indian and Pakistani film stars and performing artists raised funds for tsunami survivors in a six-hour concert in Bombay.

In the first and largest event of its type, the show called "Help!" was broadcast on several news and entertainment television channels Sunday, Sify Online reported.

Bollywood legends and internationally known stars such as Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Aishwarya Rai made appeals for donations.

Pakistani stars included leading film actors Meera Rafqat Ali Khan and Waris Baig Mirza. Pop band Strings and Pakistani comedian Omar Sharif also performed.

The film stars auctioned costumes and dresses they had worn in recent big hits to raise funds for the rehabilitation of thousands of fishermen in India who lost their means of livelihood in the December tsunami.

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