When the whole of India is expecting a concert by AR Rahman in front of the Taj Mahal during the audio launch of Gautham Vasudev Menon's forthcoming film 'Ek Deewana Tha', (Hindi version of 'Vinnaithandi Varuvaya') sources have it that authorities have denied permission to the event.
"The Archeological Survey of India, which is taking care of historic monuments in the country, has dismissed the idea of the Oscar-Grammy winner performing at Taj Mahal, fearing any damage to the symbol of love," sources say.
However, there will be not much disappointment to the fans of ARR, as arrangements are reportedly on at a full swing to conduct the audio launch event on December 21 at a popular star hotel in Agra, which has a good view of the Taj.
"Rahman has agreed to perform from the new venue," sources add. The maestro is said to have composed fresh tunes for the Prateik-Amy Jackson starrer movie, besides retaining some of the compositions from the original version.