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Farhan Akhtar forms new band for his debut gig in Goa

Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, February 06, 2013
First Published: 13:09 IST(6/2/2013) | Last Updated: 14:20 IST(6/2/2013)

Considering the fact that Farhan Akhtar has proved his mettle across talents such as acting, filmmaking and singing, this news might not surprise his fans. The multifaceted star has now formed a rock outfit and has plans to tour with it, performing shows.

Called Farhan Live, the nine-member outfit will perform their debut gig in Goa this weekend as part the annual Carnival celebrations. Around 15,000 people are expected to attend the show.

The concert will begin with Farhan reciting a piece of shayari from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) before he belts out hits from Rock On (2008) such as Sinbad the sailor, Socha hai, Pichle saat dino mein, Rock on as well as songs from ZNMD, including  Dhadakne do and Senorita.

“I will be performing live after two years. I have recently added ZNMD songs to my playlist. I like the vibe and adrenaline rush of being on stage,” says Farhan.

Farhan Live comprises Shannon Donald (vocals), Sarosh Izedyar (lead guitarist), Dibyajyoti Nath (bass guitar) Darshan Doshi (drums) and Umaang Doshi (keyboard), among others.

Adds a source close to the actor, “After his debut in Rock On, in which he has sung songs too, Farhan performed a lot of shows. And over the course of these shows, he met several musicians.

When he finally decided to form a full-fledged band, he contacted those people. He has been rehearsing with the band since November.”

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