Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - SA­MARTH GOYAL

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.”

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