Farhan blown away by performance of Jay Z


Mumbai: Actor-singer Farhan Akhtar has showered praise on the performance of American rapper Jay Z, during the Global Citizen India concert here.

Jay Z made his debut here at the Global Citizen India concert last evening with his hit “Bounce”, set against a sample of AR Rahman’s tune “Chaiya Chaiya”. He also crooned his hit songs “We gonna run this town tonight”, “99 Problems”, “In Paris”, “Drunk In Love” and his Panjabi MC collaboration “Beware Of The Boyz”.

“I enjoyed all the performances, it would be unfair to pick anyone in particular. Everyone has done a good job and entertained the crowd. I have never seen Jay Z play before and when I saw it, I was blown,” Farhan said on the sidelines of the festival here last night.

The 42-year-old actor-filmmaker believes everyone should work towards various social causes.

“Start your own movement, do your own bit. Like education is important for kids, health and sanitation is essential for women and kids, gender equality, these are important things for better future and we all must work towards it,” he said.

Last night, the “Rock On” star performed on hit songs like “Sindbad the Sailer” from “Rock On!!!”, and “Hawan Karenge” from “Bhag Milka Bhag”.

He also invited megastar Amitabh Bachchan on stage in the middle of his gig and the two sang “Yaari teri yaari” from their film “Wazir”.

While Farhan played his guitar, Bachchan sang the song in his rich baritone.