The Congress party had bought exclusive rights to the song “Jai Ho” composed by AR Rahman for the Danny Boyle 8-Oscar winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ for its poll campaign. It made a jingle based on the tune and juggling with the lyric to add political jargon and party slang.
A.R. Rahman, who won twin Oscars for his compositions for “Slumdog Millionaire”, is critical of political parties using the song “Jai Ho” for poll campaigning and election canvassing.
In an interview to CNN’s Talk Asia, the normally reticent music maestro unplugged and poured out, “I was like in the bed, I was dehydrated, exhausted, and then all these things happened, somebody told me these people are using it. I hate politics. I just want people to serve the people. I want governments, whichever government comes in, to be unbiased and say there should be justice in the country and that’s my purpose in life.”
Watch AR Rahman’s interview which will be telecast on Ibn-CNN on May 20 and repeated on May 21 and May 23.