Mumbai, Feb 24 (ANI): Bollywood singer Sukhwinder Singh, who sang A R Rahman's Oscar-winning song 'Jai Ho', has lauded the legendry composer for his success.
"My personal best thing about the song is poetry by Gulzar. And secondly, I want to credit Rahman since because of his efforts only a low profile song reached Oscars. And this happened due to the biggest contribution by Rahman," Singh said.
Singh also said that he was disappointed at not being able to travel to Los Angeles to perform on stage, but was happy for the legendry composer's success.
"I didn't ask them about the reason. But I just know one thing that Rahman is not the culprit for that. Either the matter was taken lightly or they would have thought that it would be an easy task for me. But if I knew that I was supposed to go on my own, I would have reached there. My wish from last ten years was that Rahman should win is complete now," added Singh.
Rahman won Oscars for original score and original song while Pookutty shared a sound mixing Oscar with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke for his work on Danny Boyle's film.
For a country that has rarely tasted Oscar glory, being in the spotlight was an unexpected treat. Filmmaker Satyajit Ray was awarded a special Oscar for lifetime achievement in 1992 while Bhanu Athaiya won for best costume design in the 1982 film "Gandhi." (ANI)