Rockstar, starring Ranbir Kapoor, recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, and to commemorate the occasion, composer AR Rahman hosted an online reunion with the film’s cast and crew. Rahman and Ranbir were joined on stage by director Imtiaz Ali and lyricist Irshad Kamil to discuss the film’s memorable soundtrack. During the conversation, Rahman revealed that Ranbir’s father, Rishi Kapoor, had a significant influence on the film’s soundtrack album, with his input resulting in the creation of the song “Nadaan Parinde.”
Rahman recalled that while filming in Kashmir, he asked everyone what they thought of the music, and while the majority of people expressed their admiration for Rahman’s work, Imtiaz Ali informed him that Rishi Kapoor was not a fan. When Rahman heard Rishi’s comments, he stated, “I anticipated this, and I understood why as well, given how complicated everything was.” When Rahman inquired whether Rishi enjoyed any particular song, Imtiaz stated that Rishi stated that he “didn’t understand anything.”
The Cast and Shoot
After hearing this, Rahman halted production and returned to the drawing board. That is how “Nadaan Parinde” came to be. “It was critical to receive that comment,” Rahman recalled. “It altered my perception of this song.”
According to Rahman, the song possesses a spiritual quality: “It could be like our own selves reuniting with us.” “I believe that each audience member has assigned their own meaning to the song,” Ranbir continued. Everybody has a personal connection.” Ranbir emphasised the section of the song that begins with the lyrics ‘Kaaga Re Kaaga Re’.
During the interview, Ranbir also revealed that the song was shot during the film’s final schedule in Hyderabad, and that his performance amplified its impact. As a result, the song needed to be redone with singer Mohit Chauhan. As a result, the version of “Nadaan Parinde” that made the final cut of the film differs from the version on the album.
Rockstar, which was released in 2011, also starred Nargis Fakhri, Sanjana Sanghi, Kumud Mishra, and the late Shammi Kapoor in his final film appearance.