”Rock On” rocks New Delhi

September 7th, 2008 - 9:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Farhan Akhtar

New Delhi, Sept 7 (ANI): A music concert ”Rock On” by the cast of Bollywood movie by the same name enthralled New Delhi on Saturday.
The concert was held in an open-air theatre of a leading shopping mall in New Delhi.
The show began with music composers of the film, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa singing ”Ganesh Vandana”.
Mahadevan sang a few songs from other movies to set the mood for the evening.
Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal, who essays the role of Joe Mascarenhas in the film set the temperatures soaring as he sang a popular song from the film.
Rampal said he had to learn how to play guitar, as the director was a hard task who wanted to shoot in a realistic manner.
When I read the script it required me to learn all the musical instruments because Abhishek (the director of the film) was very clear that he wanted to do it realistically. I took guitar classes and it took me three months to pick up how to play guitar. All chords which I have played during this performance are the right chords, Rampal told reporters after the concert.
Farhan Akhtar, who has sung six of the nine songs in the film, said that the theme of the film suited his music tastes.
I listen mainly to rock music, with Beatles being my favourite. I also listen to hindi film music and to western classical music but when I am in the mood, said Farhan.
Also present on-stage were co-stars Purab Kohli, Luke Kenny, Shahana Goswami and Koel Puri.
The audience’’s favourite was Bollywood hunk Rampal, who has a sizeable female following.
It was really nice and I had a lot of fun. I really liked the performance of Arjun Rampal, I think he sings really well and it was so much fun watching him, said Poonam, a Rampal fan.
The film ”Rock On” is set in Mumbai and tells the story of four friends out to re-create their passion for music and art as they finally begin to live out their dream by forming a rock band. (ANI)

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