A R Rahman And Chris Martin Sing Vande Mataram At Cold Play Concert In Mumbai
Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin ended the Global Citizen Festival India concert on a high note by singing ‘Vande Mataram’ with A R Rahman and signed off by waving the Indian national flag. The band performed for little over an hour at the MMRDA grounds in Mumbai. The British Rock band performed on their hits including ‘Viva La Vida’, ‘Paradise’, ‘Fix You’ among others.
At the fag end of their performance Chris Martin invited A R Rahman on stage and they both sang ‘Maa tujhe salaam…Vande maatram’ composed by the Indian music maestro. Listen to Chris and Rahman singing Vande Mataram below.
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Chris Martin later waved the Indian national flag. Martin also entertained the audience with bollywood song, he sang his own version of ‘Channa Mereya’ from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. During his performance, Martin also spoke in hindi, he said, “Namaste friends, yeh hamari khushkismati hai ki itne khoobsurat desh mein aaye hain.” ( which roughly translates to We are fortunate that we have come to such beautiful country).
At the start, Martin was introduced by actor Shah Rukh Khan, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and actress Frieda Pinto.
The Global Citizen Festival India 2016 turned out to be one of the biggest events of the year as several Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha, Parineeti Chopra, Arijit Singh, Arjun Rampal graced the event.