[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Friday, 14 January, 2005, 12:01 GMT
Bollywood singers in charity song
Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan has recorded a TV appeal
Some of the Bollywood's biggest singers are joining forces to record a single to raise money for the victims of the tsunami disaster in India.

Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan and Shaan are among those who are to record Zindagi Pukaarti Hai (Life Beckons), written by lyricist Javed Akhtar.

The stars will be recording the song in Bombay and it will be performed live at a movie awards ceremony on 18 January.

More than 16,000 are dead or missing in India following the tsunami.

"The song is about keeping a positive outlook to life and calls on people to help society at large," Akhtar said.

Related projects

"The sales and distribution details are being finalised and after this the music video and CDs would be released," he said.

Other artists involved include Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan.

"We will work on related projects with other Bollywood artists wherever we feel more funds could be raised," added Akhtar, who has written lyrics for a number of Bollywood blockbusters.

Bollywood actors are also involved with fundraising for charities involved in the disaster clean-up operation.

One of the industry's biggest stars, Amitabh Bachchan, has recorded a film for Unicef asking people to give generously to the aid relief effort which will be shown on Indian TV.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia
UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology | Health
Have Your Say | In Pictures | Week at a Glance | Country Profiles | In Depth | Programmes
Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific