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Priyanka Chopra, Salma Hayak, Hugh Jackman and Neil Patrick Harris host UN's Global Citizen Festival in New York
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Priyanka Chopra, shared the stage with Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris and Salma Hayak to host the Global Citizen Festival in New York. The high profile music festival was established to mark United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals that are broadly aimed at ending poverty.

Held in New York's Central Park, the festival's star studded lineup includes top music stars like Rihanna, Ellie Goulding,Usher, Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Major Lazer and Metallica among others. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, who is the Creative Director of the festival will also be present .

Becoming the most successful crossover star and India's first truly global superstar, Priyanka Chopra represents a global citizen in the truest sense of the term.Apart from sharing the stage with the who's who of Hollywood, she will also talk about the Global Citizen Festival India.

Says Priyanka Chopra, "There are going to be some amazing performances. I'm co-hosting with Hugh Jackman, Salma Hayek Pinault and Neil Patrick Harris among others. What's more exciting is that I'm going to talk about the Global Citizen Festival India on stage tonight.What's special about this campaign is that it gives people the ability to empower themselves. I think it's important to have a concert like this in the country . The idea is to end extreme poverty by 2030. The initiative will focus on quality education, gender equality , and clean water and sanitation among other things. It's tough, but at least people have taken an initiative to advocate to the crowd who will attend the concert.The tickets aren't free; you will actually have to earn them by doing tasks. So, this isn't just a event where celebrities will come and sing. That is just the reward. It's the start of a movement."


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