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Global Citizen Festival: Chris Martin Performs. Can't. Keep. Calm

After an impressive show put up by Bollywood stars which included names like AR Rahman, Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Sonakshi Sinha and Shraddha Kapoor. But when Chris Martin took the mic and the crowd went crazy

  | November 20, 2016 12:31 IST (New Delhi)
Global Citizen Festival

Chris Martin performs at the Global Citizen Festival. (Image credit: glblctznIN)

Highlights

  • Before Chris Martin a host of Bollywood celebs performed
  • Jay-Z rapped in Punjabi during his performance
  • Ranveer, Rahman and Big B also performed
Coldplay frontman kept his date with India and performed during the Global Citizen Festival on November 19 at MMRDA grounds in Mumbai's Bandra-Kurla complex. An impressive show was put up by Bollywood stars which included names like Amitabh Bachchan, AR Rahman, Farhan Akhtar, Sonakshi Sinha and Shraddha Kapoor. The Vamps and Jay-Z, who rapped in Punjabi (much to the audience's delight) followed but when Chris Martin took the mic, the crowd went crazy. This is the 39-year-old singer's first official concert in India. Here's how Chris changed India's Hymn For The Weekend.
 
Here's what happened before Coldplay took over. Ranveer Singh's energy was infectious.
 
Jay-Z, who added punjabi tadka to his performance.
 
Here's a glimpse of The Vamps on stage.
 

The Vamps photographed during the Global Citizen Festival


Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman performed before The Vamps.
 
No less than Shah Rukh Khan introduced Rahman to the crowd (amid hooting and cheers):
 
Amitabh Bachchan performed with his Wazir co-star Farhan Akhtar.
 
Sonakshi Sinha, star of films like Akira and Lootera, enthralled the crows too.
 
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio played tracks from Kal Ho Naa Ho and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom.
 
Alia Bhatt welcomed Demi Lovato on to the stage.
 
Arijit Singh, as promised opened the music festival.
 
Chris Martin and Coldplay have visited India at least twice before but have never performed. Last year, Chris played an impromptu gig in a Delhi nightclub which much of the city missed. He later returned to India with his band to shoot the music video of their song Hymn For The Weekend in Mumbai. Actress Sonam Kapoor featured briefly in the video, alongside no less a person than Beyonce.
Earlier this year, a Coldplay concert in Berlin was packed with actors from Bollywood - Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor and Malaika Arora Khan were all spotted.
Aamir Khan skipped the concert as he was headed to Balali, Haryana, for the wedding of wrestler Geeta Phogat, whose father Mahavir he plays in new film Dangal.

 
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