Rahman, Sukhwinder to perform at the Oscars

Rahman, Sukhwinder to perform at the Oscars
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 5:03 PM (New Delhi)

Guess who got the invitation to perform live at the Oscars this year? It's none other than our man of the moment A R Rahman.

Rahman along with Bollywood singer Sukhwinder Singh has been invited to open the 81st annual Academy Awards night, on February 21 in Los Angeles, with the Oscar nominated song Jai ho from the film Slumdog Millionaire. Danny Boyle's film Slumdog... that recently swept the Golden Globes and created a huge buzz at the prestigious SAG awards is a favourite for the Oscars as well.

Meanwhile, Rahman is working on the song to adapt it to the live orchestra for his stage performance. Famous Bollywood lyricist Gulzar, who has penned the lyrics of Jai ho is also expected to make an appearance at the gala award ceremony.

After winning India's first Golden Globe, A R Rahman once again created history when his compositions Jai ho along with O Saaya received nominations for the Best Original Song category this year at the Oscars. Rahman has also been nominated for giving the Best Original Score for Slumdog Millionaire.