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Triple treat for Mumbai with Saif, Parikrama and Strings

india Updated: Jan 21, 2008 19:04 IST
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Saif Ali Khan didn't just play the guitar along with rock band Parikrama, but also delighted fans by taking to the microphone at the crowded Andheri Sports Complex here.

The actor Sunday dished out covers of popular international artistes along with lead vocalist Nitin Malik, lead guitarist Sonam Sherpa and the rest of the Parikrama band.

Saif, who in Mallik's words turns to music for "the pure love of music and nothing else", had Mumbai's 1,000-strong-crowd screaming for more.

He played Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple that he said got him to play the electric guitar. Also on his play list were AC/DC's Highway to Hell and Pink Floyd's Run Like Hell.

Seated amidst the crowd was Saif's daughter, to whom he dedicated Chuck Berry's Johnny B. Goode. Malik and Saif also sang AC/DC's Whole Lotta Rosie and The Doors' Roadhouse Blues.

Earlier in the evening, Pakistani band Strings took centre stage. They dished out numbers like Akhri Alvida off their newly acquired Gibson 500. They also doled out a Bollywood medley that had the crowd grooving.

"We loved performing in Mumbai, the crowd was great. We believe music has the power to bring the two countries together," said Strings member Bilal Maqsood.

Strings also had enthusiastic female fans pulled up on stage to belt out vocals but the girls lingered on the stage much to the crowd's annoyance.

The enthralling evening came to an end with these last words from Saif: "God bless you all, take care and have safe sex."

The trio's next performance is in Kolkata Jan 25 and Delhi Jan 27.