American song and dance team The Pussycat Dolls have teamed up with A.R. Rahman, Jimmy Iovine and producer Ron Fair to produce a single and music video for their English language version of Jai Ho, the award winning song from Slumdog Millionaire. Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny) features A.R. Rahman, the song’s original vocalist, Nicole Sherzinger and the Pussycat Dolls dancing in a railway station based in a Vienna tramway museum. The official Universal Studios YouTube version of the video has had 2,346,165 views since being uploaded on March 17, 2009.
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The Pussycat Dolls members are Ashley Roberts, Nicole Scherzinger, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton and Kimberly Wyatt.
Filming for the music video was shot by director Thomas Kloss with producers Kathy Angstadt and Missy Galanida.
“Jai Ho”, the original song, was composed by A. R. Rahman, with words written in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Spanish by Gulzar, for the 2008 film Yuvvraaj. Director Subhash Ghaiand decided that the song wasn’t suitable for use in his film. The song went on to be performed in the 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire, the track for a choreographed dance, sung during the end credits by Sukhwinder Singh and Rahman, Tanvi Shah, Mahalakshmi Iyer and Vijay Prakash.