AR Rahman Reveals Rishi Kapoor Was Not Pleased With Rockstar’s Songs- Know The Reason Why?

Music composer AR Rahman has given some iconic songs to the Hindi film industry. His album from the Ranbir Kapoor starrer Rockstar is still a favorite of many of us. Recently, the talented music maestro has come up with a shocking revelation regarding the hit songs of Rockstar. Rahman has revealed that late veteran actor, Rishi Kapoor didn’t like any of the songs of Rockstar.

AR Rahman along with Ranbir Kapoor, Imtiaz Ali, and actress Sanjana Sanghi conducted a virtual meet. He shared the video of it on his YouTube channel. In the video, AR Rahman revisited the memories of Rockstar’s filming in Kashmir, where the team was shooting for a song, and revealed that during the shoot, he asked people if they’re liking the song.

“(Imtiaz) said, ‘No, we all like it’. I said we all liked it but did you play it to anyone? Imtiaz said, ‘I played to Ranbir’s dad (Rishi Kapoor) and he didn’t like any of the songs’. the music director said, “I expected this, and I knew why also because everything was complicated.”

AR Rahman then asked Imtiaz, “He didn’t like even one song?” Imtiaz replied, “No, he said, ‘I didn’t understand anything, couldn’t get the songs.” After hearing all this, AR Rahman replied, “So then I said I’m not going to compose what we are supposed to do. I’ll go back and do another song. So that’s how Nadaan Parindey was born. It was very important to get that comment, which changed my outlook towards this song.”

One of the biggest hit films of 2011, Rockstar followed the journey of a college student Janardhan who becomes angry, lonely rockstar, Jordan after dealing with heartbreak. The 14 tracks of the film were composed by AR Rahman and were based on the plotline of the movie.

The songs like Sadda Haq (about the artistic angst), Jo Bhi Main (about bringing out the dilemma of the protagonist), Kun Faya Kun (about understanding music and life), Naadaan Parinde (about the search for ‘home’ are some of the evergreen hits on music charts.

The film starred Nargis Fakri opposite Ranbir Kapoor in lead. She played Ranbir’s love interest, Heer in the film. Rockstar also marked Shammi Kapoor’s last onscreen appearance.