I COULDN’T BELIEVE MY LUCK!
Coldplay fans in the city woke up to heartbreaking news on Thursday morning, when they got to know that the band’s frontman Chris Martin showed up unplanned at a city cafe, and even performed three of their best numbers to a surprised — and screaming with delight — audience. The 37-year-old British singer of the hit rock band that has sold over 80 million albums worldwide, was in Summer House Cafe at Hauz Khas, along with his hosts, actor Freida Pinto, singer-composers Vishal Dadlani, Raghu Dixit, and members of the comedy group AIB.
“We all were having dinner along with Raghu, and AIB, after which Chriss just said, ‘Let’s go play somewhere.’ So we did,” says Vishal Dadlani, adding, “I asked him to sing Fix You, one of my all time e favourite songs and he played it! He sang, the crowd sang, and I sang backing vocals. Chris borrowed Raghu’s (Dixit) guitar and played an acoustic set. He sang Fix You, Paradise and Viva La Vida.”
“We just walked into a bar to chill and out of nowhere Chris wanted to sing. So the DJ stopped and we connected my guitar and all hell broke loose. This goes down as my best night this year,” said Raghu, recalling last night’s performance. Dadlani soon posted pics on Instagram, sending Twitter in a tizzy. Dilliwalas took to social media to express their disappointment at having missed the chance to see Chris perform. “#chrisMart-in in India!!! OMG! I can’t believe. Someone kill me now!” posted Anuradha Pandey on Twitter. Rohan Joshi, Gursimran Khamba and Tanmay Bhat from AIB also posted their selfies with Martin, leaving a score of jealous fans. “I’m doing a random gig at a bar in Gurgaon tonight. Everyone’s invited! (except Chris Martin, Freida Pinto, Vishal Dadlani, & Tanmay Bhat),” tweeted Akshar Pathak.
According to sources, Chris planned to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra on Thursday. “He told his close friends that he wants to really see the Taj and is very excited about the visit,” a source said.
For 24-year-old Aman Ali, Wednesday night will be etched in memory forever. “I am a regular visitor to the Summer House Cafe. It was just one of those regular nights, I and my friends were just chilling, when we first saw Vishal (Dadlani) enter. We got excited, and just then we saw Raghu Dixit follow him. We were wondering what was happening, and suddenly we saw CHRIS MARTIN walk in with Freida Pinto! We just couldn’t believe our luck! I even took a selfie with him. Everyone was screaming with excitement. My friends who weren’t there, are so, so jealous.”