November 10, 2011 06:00:16 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Believe it or not but Ranbir is candid enough to admit that his dad Rishi Kapoor didn't quite warm up instantly to the music of ROCKSTAR. Not just that, he even went on to term the music as 'average' since he didn't quite feel immersed in the essence of the soundtrack. However it was only after repeated hearing that he explored finer nuances in the music here, only to get hooked on to it for weeks at stretch.
Says Ranbir, 'The first time when my father heard the album, it had only scratch versions of the songs as the final master copy was yet to be made. However I still wanted him to listen to the music since Imtiaz as well as I were quite high on it and wanted dad's feedback on it. He is anyways quite vocal about what he feels for my movies and music so he didn't hesitate at all in immediately labelling the songs as average.' CHECK OUT: Ranbir rocks Dubai & now off to London!
As it happens with most albums coming from the house of A.R. Rahman, there was a change of opinion for Kapoor Sr. after he heard the album repeatedly. While 'Sadda Haq' was definitely one of the first to make an impression, there were quite a few other numbers that left an impression on the veteran actor who can be well considered to know a thing or two about music, courtesy his four decades of acting experience.
'Dad had earlier heard only the scratch versions but once he heard the master CD, he had a change in opinion,' smiles Ranbir, 'He felt that ROCKSTAR was one of the finest albums that he had heard for a long time. I wasn't surprised though; after all you can't form a judgment about Rahman's music in just a couple of listening.'