Ranbir Kapoor shines as a ‘rockstar’

At a promotional concert for forthcoming film, RK Jr’s confidence and energy wooed the crowd and though he didn’t sing, he did manage to impress his fans

Unlike Farhan Akhtar, who actually sang for his film Rock On, Ranbir Kapoor made a mark at the promotional concert by simply enacting the character, Janardhan aka Jordan, that he plays in Rockstar. Hordes of AR Rahman fans gathered to watch him perform live and the music man, along with leads Ranbir and newbie Nargis Fakhri, made the evening a memorable one. Rahman introduced Ranbir as a new guitar student and the actor did manage to impress, though we aren’t sure if he was actually playing or merely doing the air-guitar thing. Debutante leading lady Nargis made an appearance just for a song, but got an enthusiastic response, especially from the men gathered there. Surprisingly singer Mohit Chauhan, who is Ranbir’s voice in the film, kept forgetting his lines and goofed up a few times, but the Mozart of Madras covered it up with his genius. Drummer Sivamani was at his best and showed that he could keep the crowd on its collective toes even when he is performing solo. He was accompanied by Ranjit Barot on the drumset to effect. Singer Javed Ali added a Sufi touch to the evening with his soulful rendition of Kun faaya kun. But the scene stealer was Saadda haq, which had the crowd in a mad frenzy as they screamed their lungs out and cheered for Rahman, Chauhan and Ranbir, who were all in good form in the song. It was a promotional event to remember and showed that director Imtiaz Ali will very likely continue going for gold run at the BO with Rockstar.