AR Rahman will be opening for U2 when the Irish rock band performs in Mumbai on December 15. He will be accompanied by singer daughters, Khatija and Raheema reports mid-day.
This is the first time the trio will be on stage together. The U2: The Joshua Tree Tour celebrates their iconic 1987 album of the same name. Rahman will render Ahimsa, his collaborative single with the band. Ahimsa features a hymn from The Tirukkural, a classic Tamil language text on ethics and morality.The Oscar winner says that the concept of Ahimsa or non-violence is Indian tradition but we still have to remind people about it. "It requires courage and strength. A quality that is impervious to weapons or power. It's a mission, which is most needed to heal the modern world and it is incredible timing to collaborate with U2, with their amazing legacy, to revive this movement," says the Oscar winner.