The Rockstar team paid a special tribute at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah in Delhi to seek blessings of the musical saints for their upcoming film.
Actor Ranbir Kapoor, director Imtiaz Ali, singer Mohit Chauhan and producer Hiren Gandhi of Shree Ashtavinayak, offered a chaadar at the tomb of Amir Khusro. Khusro was a noted musician, scholar & poet, and was also known to be the ‘father of qawwali’.
The Dargah, believed to be the originating source of qawwali, holds a very special place for the ‘Rockstar’ team. Director Imtiaz Ali often frequented the Nizamuddin Dargah during the shooting of the film. Ranbir too, stayed there for a couple of days while shooting for the qawwali scene in the film that features the Dargah. A. R. Rahman, the film’s music director, has often expressed his reverence for the place.
They then proceeded to join the famous Qawwals of the Dargah to celebrate the conclusion of the highly popular 4 day ‘Urs of Hazrat Amir Khusro’ that is held every year.
Ranbir Kapoor and Mohit Chauhan also performed Kun Faaya Kun – a qawwali from the film.
Rockstar releases on 11.11.11.