Eminent music composer A.R. Rahman and playback singer Sukhwinder Singh have been invited to perform at the 81st Annual Academy Awards (Oscars)! With several nominations for Slumdog Millionaire at the Oscars, including A.R. Rahman’s three, this comes as icing on the cake.
Rahman and Sukhwinder Singh will perform the song ‘Jai Ho’ at the “Oscar evening” on February 21st. Thought both artists are experts in performing live, this would still be a first-of-its-kind experience for them and make them ecstatic as well as nervous – because it is at Oscars!
Through Slumdog Millionaire, Indian Cinema has become the object of attention in the international arena. With an excellent performance at the Oscars, Sukhwinder and Rahman will look forward to add to this international admiration towards Indian Cinema.
Trivia: The song ‘Chaiya Chaiya’ – which won international attention and was used in Hollywood film Inside Man – was written by Gulzar, composed by A.R. Rahman and performed by Suhkwinder Singh. Now, the same trio has given ‘Jai Ho’, for which A.R. Rahman won the Golden Globe and got nominated for the Oscar!