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Delhi band rocks with Ranbir

Namya Sinha, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 01, 2011
First Published: 17:41 IST(1/10/2011) | Last Updated: 01:16 IST(2/10/2011)

Actor Ranbir Kapoor’s song Sadda Haq from the film Rockstar has already become a huge hit on the music charts. And adding the zing to Kapoor’s on-stage performance of the song are members of the Delhi-based band, Them Clones.

The song, which was shot in Delhi earlier this year, shows the band performing to a packed audience at Central Park in Connaught Place. “I play the role of the guitarist in Ranbir’s band. Clarence plays the role of the bass player in the band,” says Gucci Singh, the guitarist of Them Clones.

Singh says the role came about through a common friend who is an assistant director on the film. “The production was at a massive scale. It was very different from our usual performances. But, it was a very cool experience. Our job was to bring energy to the stage, so that it looked like a real performance,” says Clarence Gonsalves.

As for working on the sets of a film, Singh says that the members of Them Clones were very comfortable despite the presence of big stars. “Ranbir Kapoor is such a real person with no airs about himself. He is very down to earth. Imtiaz Ali (the filmmaker) made us feel so comfortable on the sets and it was all very professional,” says Singh.

The band features in three songs in the film, which were shot at various locations such as Central Park, Cibo, Hard Rock Café in Delhi, Mcleodganj and Mumbai.

Them Clones, which has also featured in another Bollywood film, say they have no real ambition to work in cinema. “We have had no Bollywood offers. This was something we were not aware of and we don’t mind doing it again,” says Gonsalves.

Around since 2000, the band has recently released two new singles called All About A Heartbreak and Jealousy. Unlike other commercial bands, they have uploaded their songs online. “We are not concerned about piracy of our videos. People are most welcome to download the songs from our official website. In fact, we want more and more people to listen to our music,” says Singh.

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