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Tue, 12/20/2011 - 14:38
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A R Rahman denied permission to perform near Taj Mahal

Mumbai, Dec 20 (PTI) Music composer A R Rahman has been denied permission to perform near Taj Mahal in the northern Indian city of Agra. Rahman, who was keen to perform one of the songs from his forthcoming Hindi flick 'Ek Deewana Tha' tomorrow at the heritage monument site, was denied nod by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which cited as reason the damage done during the shooting of another Hindi film 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan' recently. "The permission has been denied due to the damages done (earlier). But the music launch will happen at Lawns of Taj Khema, the eastern gate of Taj Mahal tomorrow afternoon," sources said. Directed by Gautam Menon, 'Ek Deewana Tha', is a romantic drama starring Prateik Babbar and Amy Jackson and is slated for release next year. PTI