In yet another instance of the worldwide acclaim garnered by Slumdog Millionaire,the movie’s music director,Indian maestro A R Rahman is slated to perform live on one of America’s most popular late-night talk shows,The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
The show,watched by millions worldwide,is considered to be among the definitive platforms for international recognition.
Rahman,has already won numerous international awards for his work in Slumdog Millionaire,including the BAFTA for Best Music Score,and has been nominated for three awards at the upcoming Academy Awards.
He will be performing on a stage graced by other musical greats like James Morrison,Celine Dion,Barry Manilow,Coldplay and Tracy Chapman. The song list for the episode remains a secret but the maestro is expected to play his Oscar-nominated song Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire.
Rahman will be accompanied on the show by the leading lady of the film,Freida Pinto.