AR Rahman to perform live in concert first time for a movie

MUMBAI: Ranbir Kapoor will finally perform live in front of audiences in a special Rockstar concert in Mumbai. Joining Ranbir in this concert will be music maestro AR Rahman, along with eminent personalities such as Rahman’s long term associate Ranjit Barot (music arranger) and percussion guru Sivamani.

This is the first time that Rahman will be performing live in concert for his film. They will also be joined by director Imtiaz Ali, actress Nargis Fakhri and singer Mohit Chauhan.

This will also be Ranbir’s first ever stage performance. The Rockstar concert is scheduled in Mumbai on 1 November, 2011.

Producer Hiren Gandhi said, “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.

Rockstar is slated to release on 11.11.11.