Shah Rukh Khan and AR Rahman’s collaboration for ‘Jai Hind India’ celebrates hockey as well as our nation’s diversity
By Bryan Durham - November 22, 2018
AR Rahman has teamed up with Shah Rukh Khan for Jai Hind India, ARR’s tribute to Indian hockey. It’s an anthem to motivate our team gunning for gold at the hockey World Cup.
When asked about the idea behind the song, a source told us, “This song intends to inspire the young generation to take the first step towards world domination in sports and leadership. It celebrates how united our nation is, adapting modernism, yet preserving our ancient values, embracing humanity fuelled by spiritual commonality.”
In fact, ARR and SRK even posted a Hook Step Challenge on YouTube with the former telling fans, “Get swanky, wear a smile, turn on your camera, face the light & post your entry on my Facebook. The best ones join us at the #HWCOpeningCeremony on 27th Nov!”
For Jai Hind India, composer-producer AR Rahman has collaborated with veteran lyricist Gulzar, actors Shah Rukh Khan and Nayanthara, percussionist A Sivamani and singers Neeti Mohan, Shweta Mohan, Shashaa Tirupati, Shweta Pandit, Harshdeep Kaur along with the National Hockey World Cup Players in a “celebration video” shot by Ravi Varman, directed, edited and executed by BToS Productions.>