Music

Delhi band rocks with Ranbir

  • Namya Sinha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Oct 02, 2011 01:16 IST
  • Ranbir-Nargis

    Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri set the stage on fire with their romantic dance sequence and a passionate kiss at Rockstar's live concert.

  • Ranbir-Nargis

    Ranbir-Nargis in a romantic dance sequence. (© Smitag, Pinkivilla)

  • Ranbir-Nargis rockstar

    Ranbir-Nargis get all cosy. (© Smitag, Pinkivilla)

  • AR Rahman

    Ranbir was accompanied by the AR Rahman and Mohit Chauhan.

  • Ranbir Kapoor

    Thousands of fans gathered to cheer Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor. (© PTI)

  • Rockstar

    The makers of the film thought it to be a unique way to promote the film. (© PTI)

  • Ranbir

    Ranbir had said: "I am not nervous about the concert. But I am excited about sharing stage with AR Rahman. I believe I am not ...

  • Nargis

    Nargis looks pretty in a pink gown. (© Smitag, Pinkivilla)

  • Saadda Haq

    Saadda Haq, the song that has become quite a rage among the youth, was the highlight of the concert. (© UNI)

  • Rahman

    Rahman during a performance. (© UNI)

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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