Pussycat Dolls remix of 'Jai Ho' makes debut on radio
MUMBAi: Ryan Seacrest debuted the Jai Ho... remix on his radio show On-Air with Ryan Seacrest... the morning after Slumdog Millionaire took home eight Oscars at the Kodak Theatre on 23 February 2009
A R Rahman had tied up with Interscope records CEO, Jimmy Iovine to make a remix for the Oscar winning song Jai Ho... with none other than the lead singer of Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger. Predicted to be yet another amazing dance anthem that will get the crowds swaying to the beat, Nicole Scherzinger lends her husky vocals to the beats of Rahman's Jai Ho....
Nicole Scherzinger is not unfamiliar to the world of Bollywood and had stated before that she aspired to pursue projects in Bollywood. So with a chance to work with India's leading musical genius her wish has become a reality.
The song retains its original beats and has been composed by Polow da Don who is an American singer and record producer. He has worked with a host of leading artists including Ludacris, Will Smith, Chris Brown, Ciara, Kelly Rowland, Fergie, Rich Boy, Kelis, Nas, Usher, Nelly, Pussycat Dolls and Mario.
The music video for the remix will neither have Dev Patel or Freida Pinto dancing at CST, Mumbai but in its place PCD lead singer, Nicole Scherzinger will sway to the remix version at a station in Vienna, Austria.
The idea behind the song was to make a fun record without completely deviating away from the beauty of the original melody. Slated to be more of interpretation than a remix, the song which was recorded in London promises to be an interesting blend of both eastern as well as western elements.
Rahman is well on his way to making his presence felt in the West, having already collaborated for the score of â€?The Lord of the Rings' with Vattrina, a Finnish band and completing work on a Bollywood movie, Blue with singer Kylie Minogue recently.