As we broke the news earlier, about the possibility of Coke Studio to kick-start in India and other countries , there were rumors and also questions about its authenticity, but just a day before an Indian Music magazine has confirmed the news.
In a recent tweet by Rolling Stone – an Indian Music magazine – they revealed : The first episode of Coke Studio India is being shot this Saturday. It will feature Advaita, Shafqat, Pankhi and Shruti Pathak.
Here is the screen shot of the Tweet, you can view here:
Now who’s producing it, where it is being recorded and what they are experimenting are the questions popping into our mind and still unanswered. But some are saying A.R.Rehman is producing it , while there are also rumors about Rohail Hyatt producing the Indian Coke Studio version as well. Me thinks, Rohail Hyatt can’t be the part of Indian version as he has been extremely busy in Pakistan for his Coke Studio version and some other ‘new projects’. It is almost not possible for him to go India and direct any other show. It is also not something which you can guide via Skype and video conferencing.
Coco Cola – the brand behind the popular show – was also in talk with MTV India so there are many chances that MTV will air this musical show in India. From Pakistan, only Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan is featuring in the Indian show (as of yet we know). Where as in Pakistani Coke Studio two Indian Musicians ( Rabbi Shergill and Kailash Kher in Coke Studio ) are participating. It seems now after Cricket our musicians are paving the way to stabilize the relations between the two countries – India and Pakistan.
How do you guys think about this positive development ?