A R Rahman first Indian to win Golden Globe

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2009 04:44 hrs

Music maestro A R Rahman created history by becoming the first Indian to win Golden Globe award for his music score for Slumdog Millionaire at the prestigious award ceremony on Sunday.

Rahman's song Jai Ho, penned by lyricist Gulzar, has won the coveted prize of Best Original Music Score at the Golden Globes.

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The film which depicts the story of a Mumbai underdog's rags-to-riches run, is on a winning spree and has bagged four Golden Globe awards -- Best Original Music Score for Rahman, Best Screenplay for Simon Beaufoy and Best Director for Danny Boyle.

Slumdog is based on a novel by Indian diplomat Vikash Swarup and stars Bollywood actors Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan in the lead, among others.

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

Boyle's feel-good film depicts the moving story of a slumdweller Jamaal, who goes on to win $20 million on Indian reality show 'Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?' in a bid to win his love back.

With its golden run at the Globe awards, Slumdog's prospects at Oscar awards next month have brightened.

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