Coldplay's gig at the Global Citizen Concert on Saturday was extra special for Indian fans because the band's frontman Chris Martin sang Maa Tujhe Salaam with Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman
"Chris Martin has come in to Mumbai today. The rest (of the band members) will follow," Sabbas Joseph, director, Wizcraft International Entertainment which is producing Global Citizen Festival India, told IANS.
"I am looking forward to performing at the Jammin' Live concert along with all the Jammin' artistes," said Rahman, who is also the co-founder of Qyuki - a multi-platform media network across digital, live, TV and film
The inaugural Global Citizen Festival India will be headlined by Coldplay, Jay Z, Aamir Khan, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, A R Rahman, Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Arijit Singh, Dia Mirza, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Monali Thakur. The event will be held in Mumbai on November 19
Musician A R Rahman has reacted to the controversy over his concert in London earlier this month which some of his audience left midway because he performed Tamil songs. Rahman told NDTV.com "We try our best. We try to be honest. I love the way how people have supported for all these years without them I'm nothing. I'm grateful to all of them."
After music composer AR Rahman got trolled for singing Tamil songs at a concert in London, Priyanka Chopra spoke in his support in Mumbai on Friday. Answering the question about the walkout, she said, "It's rude." Priyanka Chopra held a press conference with the cast and crew of a the Marathi film, which she is producing, it's titled Kay Re Rascala. AR Rahman is currently in New York, he performed at IIFA Rocks on Friday night.
Music composer A R Rahman was recently trolled for performing Tamil songs at a concert, actor Anupam Kher spoke in his defense.
Fans of music composer A R Rahman in Tamil Nadu including actors and singers called it a bluff as social media was abuzz with criticism that the musician performed more Tamil numbers than Hindi songs at a concert in London's Wembley Stadium during the weekend. Many showed the playlist to prove that the truth was otherwise. They say though the concert was named in Tamil, the Mozart of Madras performed more Hindi songs and called the outrage narrow and petty-minded.