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Jagjit feels 'Jai Ho' didn't deserve an Oscar

By: By: Subhadeep Bhattacharjee
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A R Rahman may have impressed the entire globe with his Oscar winning song 'Jai Ho' from Slumdog Millionaire but he hasn't impressed Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh for sure. Singh who is known to be of very candid nature said winning an Oscar was a huge achievement but the song for which Rahman won it was overrated. The legendary Ghazal singer said this while releasing his new album titled 'Inteha'

Jagjit added that he could not understand why from political parties to international bands were going gaga over the song as the lyrics did not make much sense. When reminded that the lyrics of the song was penned by his close friend Gulzar he said while working with the renowned lyricist he made sure Gulzar penned lyric that his fans would understand.

Incidentally a few months back Jagjit Singh had questioned Rahman's talent and asked him to compose and sing Ghazals to prove his talent. He had even accused Rahman of copying western tunes and giving them an Indian touch.

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