Noted Bollywood musicians like Babul Supriyo, Ankit Tiwari, Javed Ali and Leslie Louis will perform at a concert this evening at Shanmukhananda Auditorium, Sion, to raise funds for musicians who are currently out of work.
The musical show, Rehmatein, which is into its third edition, has been organised by Sangeetam Charitable Trust, a welfare organisation that trains budding musicians apart from helping those in financial crisis. Its panel of trustees include veterans like Hariharan and Anup Jalota, among others.
Hariharan tells mid-day, "We, as artistes and members of the music fraternity, feel honoured to do something for the long-lost and forgotten musicians of our country."
Supriyo is glad to be a part of the "noble cause". He says, "I feel privileged to be able to do something for the people of our fraternity. I am excited about Javed and Ankit’s renditions. They are great artistes to be sandwiched between. I am sure we’ll rock it." Louis adds that this is the "kind of support the music fraternity needs today". Tiwari is excited about crooning his latest hits. "The theme is Bollywood, so the evening will be a treat for the audience," he says.