Lyricist Gulzar co-winner of Oscar with Rahman
Widely acclaimed lyricist Gulzar shared the Oscar for his song Jai ho… in Slumdog Millionaire with A.R. Rahman. He said that he never expected Hindi lyrics could win the golden statuette at the Academy Awards and the entire credit for this recognition should go to AR Rahman. Gulzar said that Rahman was the one who broke the cliched methods of music compositions in the country and his innovativeness was the reason he had reached the level to win double Oscars. Gulzar said he was proud of Rahman because one could see the spirit of a film in his music and his amazing innovations of the sounds.