Chris Martin during the Coldplay event
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) spokesman Nawab Malik has alleged that lead singer of British rock band 'Coldplay' 'disrespected' the Indian flag during the band's concert in Mumbai.
The former Maharashtra minister not only sought an unconditional apology from the singer but also BJP and Shiv Sena leaders who were present at the concert, for allegedly 'hurting the sentiments' of Indians.
The band, lead by its frontman Chris Martin, ended the Global Citizen Festival India concert on a high note on Saturday evening by singing 'Vande Mataram' with music maestro A R Rahman and also waved the national flag.
The band performed several memorable songs, including 'Paradise', 'Viva La Vida', 'Yellow', 'Fix You', for over an hour at the MMRDA grounds.
Several Bollywood celebrities and some international artists also shared the stage.
Among the celebrities present at the gala were Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha, Parineeti Chopra, Monali Thakur, Arijit Singh, Arjun Rampal, Suzanne Khan as well as Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined via a video link that was beamed live.
The festival, launched in 2012, partners with Global Poverty Project, a movement aiming to end extreme poverty by