After an impromptu performance at a watering hole in Delhi’s hip Hauz Khas last July, British rock band ‘Coldplay’ took their India connection to the next level with a subsequent visit to Mumbai to shoot the music video for their new single, ‘Hymn for The Weekend’ in October.
Now, Sonam Kapoor is doing a cameo in the song, which is the second single of the band’s seventh album, ‘A Head Full of Dreams’. When contacted, the elated actress confirmed the news, “I love Coldplay’s music and so does the world. It was a huge honour to be a part of the video. It’s a great concept and I had a lot of fun shooting for it.”
The 30-year-old actress plays a mystical muse in the video directed by Ben Mor. “Sonam shot for a day last October at the Golfa Devi Temple in Worli and the Vasai fort,” informs a source close to the actress. The video also features American pop diva Beyonce, who has also lent her vocals to the track.
The single is a follow-up to the album’s first number, ‘Adventure of a lifetime,’ which became the band’s 21st UK Top 40 hit and stayed in the top 10 for six weeks.
Sonam’s sister, Rhea Kapoor, who often styles her looks conceptualised her appearance for this video too. “They zeroed in on a desi look with Sonam in a ghagra choli and wearing the traditional mang tika and a nose ring,” adds the source.
‘Coldplay’ frontman Chris Martin sent the Indian social media into a melt down when, accompanied by music composer Vishal Dadlani, actress Freida Pinto and members of the comedy collective, ‘AIB’, he turned up the Summer House cafe and belted out a few of the band’s hits, including Paradise and Viva La Vida. Martin and Freida had travelled to India with a non-profit organisation that is working to end extreme poverty by 2030.