We do not have pure rockstars in India: AR Rahman

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2011, 08:30 AM IST

Mumbai: Music maestro AR Rahman, who is looking forward to a live concert of his upcoming film `Rockstar`, feels that India does not have "pure" rockstars.

The makers of Ranbir Kapoor-starrer film `Rockstar` have planned a live concert to promote the movie. Rahman will be performing live at the concert.

Joining Rahman for the live performance will be lead actors Ranbir and Nargis Fakhri, director Imtiaz Ali, singer Mohit Chauhan and others.

"I have seen IIT people playing rock music and then you have the usual rock bands. India-wise, we have morals and hence, we do not see pure rockstars here," Rahman told reporters at the announcement of the concert here.

"Also, in this film, the character that Ranbir plays, does not drink. He does not like alcohol. But, I like the character," he said.

The song `Sadda Haq` from the film has become quite a rage with the youth and will be the highlight of the concert.

The other songs that will be performed at the concert include `Jo Bhi Main`, `Kun Faaya Kun`, `Katiyan Karun`, and `Nadaan Parinde`.

When asked for which song he faced problems, Rahman said, "For a couple of songs we had trouble. Like for the song `Nadaan Parinde`, I felt, we could have done better so we re-worked on it. We faced problem while mixing the songs. It took 35 to 40 days for the mixing," Rahman said.

`Rockstar`, directed by Imtiaz Ali, will release on November 11.

PTI