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Rs. 5,06,904 raised of Rs. 15,00,000 target

25 backers

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Photo Opp

All of the above rewards.

I’ll send you 2 high resolution photo prints of me & my team behind the scenes - signed by Dhruv, Jason and myself with a thank you note specially written by me.

Be one of the first to listen to my song! I'll send you a personal access link 3 days prior to the official release.

*Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be mailed during the time of shipment


2 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-06-15

Vote for Vintage

All of the above rewards.

Get a set of 3 vintage, exclusive postcards signed by me.

I’ll send you a short and sweet thank you video featuring your name for being so incredibly generous.

*Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be mailed during the time of shipment

5 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-06-15

Poster Boy

All of the above rewards.

Get an exclusive, signed set of 4 posters of my hit songs

You'll get the chance to join me at the official launch of the song. I'll send you an invite for two.

*Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be mailed during the time of shipment

4 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-06-15

Coffee with Paree

All of the above rewards.

I’ll personally take you out for coffee or connect with you on a Skype call and we can talk about anything you want.

Get your hands on some official Vaada Karo merchandise- Get a t-shirt, badges, & stickers.

*Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be mailed during the time of shipment

2 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-06-15

Get Groomed

All of the above rewards.

Get invited to attend an exclusive Performance Grooming Workshop where I will teach Vocal Lessons, Stage Makeup, and Performance art. And if you can’t make it physically, we’ll connect with you on Skype.

I will personally send you autographed Dandiya sticks as a token of thanks.

*Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be mailed during the time of shipment

2 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-06-15

Get Behind the Scenes

All of the above rewards.

Get a chance to be on set on a shoot with Jason- it could be a video shoot or even an ad with a film star! OR Attend a jam session in the studio with Dhruv and Dharavi Rocks.

Your name/logo will be featured on all album related online and offline promotions as an Associate sponsor.

Get a chance to appear in the Vaada Karo video!

*Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be mailed during the time of shipment

0 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-06-15

Thank YOU!

All of the above rewards.

Associate sponsor credit.

Get a thank you shoutout on Shout out on Radio/TV/Web interviews after the release of the song!

Get a copy of the original Pari Hoon Mein lyrics handwritten by the lyricist!

*Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be mailed during the time of shipment

1 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-06-15

You're In For A Treat!

All of the above rewards.

Get featured as the Co-Sponsor of the Music Video

Get exclusive memorabilia! I will send you a piece of jewelry worn by me in a music video or on stage.

I will personally perform* at a mutually agreed upon place as a token of thanks.

(Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be mailed during the time of shipment)

*T&C Applied

1 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-06-15

About the project

Vaada Karo is a single by the renowned singer, artist, performer, and actor Suneeta Rao. Vaada Karo is a pledge to save the environment from global warming & climate change; to take a step towards a sustainable lifestyle today, so we can leave the world a little better for the next generation.

 

 

I wrote Vaada Karo when I was three months pregnant with my now nine year old daughter. With a new life growing inside of me I was suddenly struck by a thought:


“What kind of a world am I bringing her into?”




My entire life I have advocated positivity and love amongst humans, with my music performances, my songs, and my script choices. Vaada Karo is a song that’s extremely close to my heart, because it doesn’t just concern me; it’s about my daughter and her world - a world I hope is more beautiful than the world we live in.


As I sat looking outside my window, the words of this song just poured out of me like a river. The imminent and omnipresent dangers of global warming and climate change were dark clouds in my mind; the cries of farmers and homeless children echoed in my ears. And at that moment I decided to make a pledge – and that is what the song Vaada Karo is about - a pledge, a promise to make a change. It affects each and every one of us.  If we do not take the first step – if we wait for someone else to do the job - how will we ever get anything done?


Dharavi Rocks


I want to bring this message to the world through a music video of the song – and I thought who better to help me do this than the young, talented, energetic, and hardworking boys and girls from Dharavi Rocks!







Supported and nurtured by labour laws advocate Mr. Vinod Shetty and his NGO, Acorn Foundation, these children living in one of Asia's largest slums, have been expressing themselves through their rhythm and passion for the last few years. They are becoming increasingly popular for live shows all over the city.


Their raw energy and powerful stage presence belies their lack of a privileged background – that of growing up in the largest slum in Asia – Dharavi. Trained and mentored by young musician Harsh Karangale, these boys and girls are resourceful, creative, have made huge contributions to the environment by setting an example with their recycling campaigns and workshops – and they now have a full fledged music school through which they will grow and flourish and one day afford themselves greater opportunities that will see them shine and fly high.




Click here to read the entire article.




Click here to read the entire article.


The music video with the song, once shot and produced, will be released on an independent artist platform called Artist Aloud.


As is evident from the nature of this project, any kind of support – both financial and administrative is more than welcome. 


If the idea and the sincerity behind “Vaada Karo” appeals to you – I would be honoured to associate with you and provide credit and courtesy in every way possible. Helping us make this video will make you a part of this pledge – to make a change – and to swear by it.


The Vaada Karo Crew




Jason West, DOP


The video will be shot by the extremely talented and experienced DOP Jason West. Having worked on Bollywood superhit films like Don 2, Delhi Belly, and Rock On and the biggest lifestyle brands in the industry, I am assured that Vaada Karo's visual treatment is in the best hands. 




Dhruv Ghanekar, Music Producer


The soundtrack has been produced by the award winning composer Dhruv Ghanekar. With over twenty hears of experience in the field, and having worked with the likes of Zakir Hussain & A.R. Rahman, Dhruv's expertise in music has helped us put together a magical soundtrack! 





Suneeta Rao, Singer & Songwriter

I have been in the entertainment industry for over three decades with multiple singles, albums, theatre and stage performances under my belt. This is my passion project, and from the lyrics to the performance, to finding the right people - I have worked on Vaada Karo for years.

Why crowdfunding?

Climate change is a huge problem - so we need to make a huge video. The only way to raise big money is by having faith in the large number of people that we can reach out to through such a campaign! No producer would be willing to stick their neck out for a non-profit project like this. I am only doing it because I believe in the issue strongly and am doing it completely on my own. So I am relying on the support of my audience who have listened to me over the last three decades and have believed in my music.

How will the money be used?

Rs. 1000000 in Pre Production and Shooting

Rs. 300000 in Post Production

Rs. 200000 in Sound and Music


What are the risks and challenges associated with your project?

The risk obviously is if I don't make the target! I have already invested a lot of my time and energy in the project - first with the recording of the song and then with conceiving the crowd funding campaign and reaching out to the creative team with the ideas and plans.. If I do not get the required funds the whole thing will collapse and I will not be able to convey the message I so strongly believe in - about the impending problems associated with Climate change and Global warming - the most important thing being: India has the world's largest population of poor and vulnerable people who will suffer the worst consequences of climate change.

Why should you believe me and why should you fund this project?

This is a non-profit initiative I have taken up so I can create change through one of my talents - music. I have nothing to gain from this, yet I lose a substantial lot if this project fails. My daughter loses out. Our next generation loses out. The Dharavi Rocks kids lose out.

Fund this project to join me in my journey to support them and let's change this world together!

Team

Suneeta Rao 

Singer, Songwriter, Performer

Jason West

Music Video Director and DOP

Dhruv Ghanekar

Music Producer Arranger


Reviews

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Akshai Bhandary

16 February, 2019

With lots of love, Akshai.


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Chandru Badrinarayanan

30 January, 2019

Hi Sunita, very innovative attempt to prevent climate change. I am a big fan of causes fighting to improve Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues plaguing the world and India and contribute / associate with such causes. Very happy to see this beautiful attempt by you and wish you great success in this endeavor!!


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Harish N. Malani

30 January, 2019

All the best in your worthy project. Your passion will see it through.


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Werner + Bea Wenk

26 January, 2019

Hallo Suneeta Greetings from Zürich, we Wish you look with your Project. Bea and Werni


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Nita Luthria

20 January, 2019

Wishing you all the best for this noble cause


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Zubin Balaporia

19 January, 2019

All the best Suneeta. Happy to be a backer in this campaign.


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Mehernosh Bharucha

19 January, 2019

Your project is so very significant, Suneeta Rao. It's a pleasure to provide backing. All the very best.


We've got news

Vaada Karo featured in Hindustan Times!

23 January, 2019

Rao’s Worthy Endeavour

Suneeta Rao (third from left) with her siblings.

Could there be any thing more au courant and earnest than Mumbai-based singer-songwriter and actress Suneeta Rao’s recently launched crowdfunding campaign for her song and music video ‘Vaada Karo’, described as a pledge to save the environment from climate change and global warming? Rao — who says she composed the song after the birth of her daughter—after despairing about the world we’d leave to our progeny, has put together a powerhouse of talent for the worthy venture which seeks widespread participation.

“My brother is currently teaching energy systems at Yale University, having done his PhD in technology and public policy and I have grown up being aware of things like renewable energy and the impact of climate change, especially in third world countries,” she said, when we spoke yesterday. “He has always been a big influence in my life. So I would often be engrossed when he spoke of how we can make a difference by changing our own behaviour. It’s simple things: Like walking instead of driving when we can. Like putting the AC on only when needed and ideally at 24 instead of 22 degrees Celsius. Like wasting less food and eating certain types of food and so on. So when I wrote ‘Vaada Karo’, the words just flowed naturally.”

Suneeta Rao with the musicians of Dharavi Rocks.

Rao says that after the song was used briefly for a campaign called Planet Alert, it had remained in the archives, but that she’d always had it at the back of her mind. “It was such a haunting and compelling tune composed by Dhruv Ghanekar that something more needed to be done. And something big. Because it is a huge issue. And I have always expressed my social concerns only through my music.”

If the crowdfunding venture meets with success, the song and video will see the light of day and here’s the clincher: it will feature the kickass and renowned musicians of Dharavi Rocks, who are making a significant contribution by their own recycling and reusing initiatives (the music instruments they play on have been fashioned out of waste!). As we were saying: could there be any thing more au courant and earnest than Mumbai-based singer song writer and actress Suneeta Rao’s recently launched crowdfunding campaign for her song and music video ‘Vaada Karo’?

Read the HT article here



Vaada Karo featured, yet again!

30 January, 2019

Read the entire article here


In conversation with RJ Hrishi K from Radio One!

30 January, 2019


Listen to the entire interview here.


Vaada Karo - Highlights from the last week!

14 February, 2019

Interview at the Facebook Mumbai office!

Watch the the entire interview. 



Featured in The Stories of Change!

Read the full article here

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