A R Rahman will be performing live in concert for the first time for any of his films, an unprecedented and added treat for music lovers! He has specially flown down his talented band to be a part of this concert who is rehearsing with the team currently. What’s more this will also be actor Ranbir Kapoor’s first live stage performance in his career.
In an announcement made by Team ROCKSTAR at a press conference, the details of the concert were shared with the media present.
A.R. Rahman, Ranbir Kapoor, Imtiaz Ali, Mohit Chauhan, singers Harshdeep Kaur and Javed Ali along with Ranjit Barot spoke at great length on the music and the ideas behind the concert taking place this Tuesday November 1st.
The team also showed an exclusive glimpse of the mania to come by rehearsing one of the songs live in front of the people present. Ranbir charmed the crowd by playing the guitar and singer Harshdeep sang her famous song Katiyan Karoon.
The event is being organized by Deepak Gattani of Rapport, who coordinates all concerts of A R Rahman, with special choreography by Ashley Lobo. A grand set in tune with the Rockstar theme will be created at Bhavan’s college grounds, Andheri (west), Mumbai where the concert will take place. The lavish set will be in the unique shape of a cross with hydraulic lift and a ramp, creating a great platform for Rahman’s troupe and the other host of musicians to have a free rein! The producers have initiated a huge marketing and publicity initiative for the concert as well, sparing no expenses.
Joining Ranbir in this exciting concert will be Director Imtiaz Ali, co-star Nargis Fakhri, singer Mohit Chauhan, who is the voice of Jordan in the film along with eminent personalities such as Rahman’s long term associate Ranjit Barot (Music arranger) and Percussion guru Sivamani.
Producer Dhillin Mehta of Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd says, “Ever since his Bollywood debut, Ranbir has not performed live to an audience. This is what makes the ROCKSTAR concert so much special for the team, as well as Ranbir’s fans. Plus, Rahman sir’s brilliant soundtrack has generated an incredible hype – the songs are topping the charts not only in India, but in US, UK, and several other markets. Hence, planning a concert made a lot of sense, given the craze and euphoria for the music.”
‘Saadda Haq’, the song that has become a rage with the youth will be the highlight of the concert. Other songs to be performed from ROCKSTAR include: Jo Bhi Main, Kun Faaya Kun (with the original Qawwali singers also performing live at the concert), Katiyan Karun, Nadaan Parinde and Tum Ho.
Passes and invites for the show will be distributed amongst the public and the concert will be held at Bhavan’s College grounds, Andheri (west).
Well, this is one concert not to be missed! Catch Rockstar Ranbir Kapoor as he brings the special ROCKSTAR touch live on stage on November 1st!
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