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New Delhi: The British cult rock band Coldplay yesterday dropped the worldwide music video release for “Hymn for the Weekend” in collaboration with Beyoncé. The video was shot in Mumbai with Beyoncé featuring as a Bollywood star. Moreover, the singer dons a creation by ace Indian designer duo Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.

The video also features Indian actress Sonam Kapoor in a short yet noticeable appearance, running across the screen.

Abu Jani told reporters: “We are beyond thrilled, pinching ourselves and wondering, is it real? Thirty years into the business and we’re behaving like a star struck kids, gobsmacked by Beyoncé and pumped up with excitement. A truly wonderful moment for both of us and Team Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.”

The video showcases India’s vast culture with the band playing Holi in the streets and myriad colours covering their bodies, fire breathers and temples in the backdrop with Sadhus of the city performing aartis. The video ends with Beyonce doing a ‘namaste’ and ‘Coldplay’ written in Hindi on the screen.

Here’s a picture of movie hall in Mumbai fictionally screening the Beyoncé-starrer Bollywood movie:

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Sonam Kapoor showed her excitement of being a part of the video and tweeted in this regard:

Martin had visited India last year and even performed a surprise gig in the capital.

Coldplay’s fans in India are thrilled about the video. And so are fans abroad, who witness India’s graceful culture in the bounty. The full video can be watched here:

(Inputs from Agencies) (picture courtesy: youtube.com)

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Coolpad Launches its Budget Smartphone in India

The phone is powered by a 2500mAh battery and runs "Spreadtrum SC9850K" chipset

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Coolpad's budget smartphone with 18:9 display in India. (IANS)

Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad on Thursday launched the “Mega 5A” phone with an aspect ratio of 18:9 in India for Rs 6,999.

The company is marketing the device as an “India exclusive” smartphone which is a feature-rich yet budget device.

“Mega 5A” runs Android 8.1 Oreo OS and has facial recognition feature.

“Coolpad is committed to offer best in class products, feature rich products that are priced right. Running 8.1 Android Oreo, a great screen and a powerful battery life, Coolpad Mega 5A will set another industry benchmark which is tough to match,” Syed Tajuddin, CEO, Coolpad India, said in a statement.

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“We have adopted an aggressive channel expansion strategy with offline channel as our primary focus area. India is a key market for Coolpad and we will launch a range of products that will cater to wider audience base,” he added.

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The device is equipped with a 5MP front camera and 8MP + 0.3 MP dual back camera. The handset features 2GB RAM and 16GB storage which can be expanded up to 64GB.

The phone is powered by a 2500mAh battery and runs “Spreadtrum SC9850K” chipset. (IANS)