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AR Rahman wins Golden Globe Award for Slumdog

Los Angeles, Jan 12: Indian music maestro AR Rahman created history on Sunday night by winning the Golden Globe Award. At a glittering ceremony in Los Angeles, Rahman bagged the Golden Globe for Best Original Music Score for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. The film also won the Best Screenplay and Best Director, Best Film awards at the 66th Golden Globe ceremony.

At a glittering ceremony in Los Angeles, Rahman bagged the Golden Globe for his song ‘Jai Ho’, penned by lyricist Gulzar. After nearly decades of work in Bollywood, the award brings the much-deserved international recognition to the legendry music director from down south.

Boyle's feel-good film depicts the moving story of a slumdweller Jamal, played by young debutant Dev Patel, who goes on to win USD 20 million on Indian reality show 'Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?' in a bid to win his love back.

The story about a Mumbai underdog's rags-to-riches run had got unprecedented critical acclaims and had earned four nominations, including for best picture-drama, best director, best screenplay and best original music score.

Loosely based on a novel by Indian diplomat Vikash Swarup the film also had Indian stars Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan in pivotal roles.

The film has been shot at various locations in Mumbai including Victoria Terminus railway station, which was targeted by terrorists on November 26, last year.


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