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Too much fun sur­pris­ing the happy peo­ple at @So­cial Off­line last night. #farhan­liveat­so­cial #pop­u­pand­play

Farhan Akhtar, ac­tor-singer-film­maker

Five months af­ter Cold­play’s Chris Martin took Delhi by sur­prise with an im­promptu gig, ac­torsinger-film­maker Farhan Akhtar walked into a Mum­bai pub on Fri­day, and per­formed for the awestruck au­di­ence. A source close to Akhtar re­veals that he has been busy shoot­ing for his up­com­ing film, and miss­ing per­form­ing for a live au­di­ence. “The gig was a sur­prise for ev­ery­one there, and surely a big treat for all those who wit­nessed it. As soon as he came, peo­ple started cheer­ing and hoot­ing for Farhan. Soon, he started play­ing the gui­tar and sang songs from his films Rock On!! (2008) and Zindagi Na Mi­legi Do­bara (2011). He also played tracks by some in­ter­na­tional artists,” says the source.

Af­ter his gig, the au­di­ence re­quested him to play one more song, and he did. “It was a rock­ing show. Some other group was about to go on the stage, but Farhan sur­prised ev­ery­one. He per­formed for about 40 min­utes,” says Tushar Hal­dankar, who was present at the venue. Farhan, too, tweeted about the fun night. “Too much fun sur­pris­ing the happy peo­ple at @ So­cialOf­fline last night. #farhan­liveat­so­cial #pop­u­pand­play,” he posted.

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