The Pussycat Dolls, leading US performance girl group, have released their own remix of ‘Jai Ho’ from Slumdog Millionaire, starring Dev Patel, Freida Pinto and Anil Kapoor. It is already garnering critical attention worldwide. “With the release of The Pussycat Dolls new remix of ‘Jai Ho’, they are continuing to join a popular, international trend by fusing what’s hot in the east with the west,” said a source.
Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer of the Dolls, says she’s thrilled to have the opportunity to help celebrate in the success of the movie. “It’s an honour to be able to collaborate with A.R. Rahman and be a part of the Slumdog Millionaire project in any way,” she explained, “The movie, the story and the music were a gift and very spiritually uplifting for me… I can only hope and pray Slumdog Millionaire, and my version of ‘Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny)’ touches and connects people all around the world.”
The Pussycat Dolls are not the only western pop icons to be involved in the current trend of fusing east and west, riding on the back of years of development within the Indian music industry and the desi clubs of the big cities of Europe. Kylie Minogue will soon be seen in an item number in Blue, the great underwater adventure starring Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Katrina Kaif and Sanjay Dutt. In addition, Britney Spears has been working in India. Britney borrowed heavily from Bulgarian chalga rhythms for her classic Toxic single.