Rahmans Commonwealth Games theme song will be released within next 10 days

Commonwealth Games 2010 is surrounded with negative publicity marred in corruption scandals and allegations since the past few months

Now Oscar winner A.R. Rahman was in Delhi on Monday ready with the Commonwealth Games theme song but the Group of Ministers (GoM) on the Games has asked the composer to tweak it before the opening ceremony.

I presented the theme song before the GoM and it was approved. I have been asked to tweak it and it will be released within next 10 days,” Rahman told reporters here at a function organised to launch the theme song.

I think it won’t be good to release the theme song without making the necessary changes,” he said when asked about the song.

The GoM chaired by Urban development minister, Mr S. Jaipal Reddy, met for the first time on Sunday after Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, intervened to take stock of the much-criticised preparations for the October 3-14 Games.

The three-hour long GoM meeting also discussed other details related to the opening ceremony besides giving approval to the theme song composed by Rahman.

Rahman assured that the song, dedicated to Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, was different from pop sensation Shakira’s “Waka Waka” for the FIFA World Cup, earlier this year. He said that the theme song would be “full of energy” and the crown would be asked to join in.


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