"I Hope you enjoy it, enjoy the day with us," Nicole Scherzinger says as behind-the-scenes footage from the set of The Pussycat Dolls' "Jai Ho" music video starts off. The singer then says that the video, shot at a Vienna trainyard, will capture scenes "from every point of people around the world and represent from every place."
Giving a sneak peek into the music video, the footage reveals Thomas Kloss as the man behind the lens and A.R. Rahman making a cameo. Highlighting a crowded market scene, it shows all the members of The Pussycat Dolls sporting Bollywood-themed costumes and performing a dance sequence, which is similar to the one seen in movie "Slumdog Millionaire".
Jai Ho is originally a Hindi song performed by Indian singers Sukhwinder Singh and A. R. Rahman for the soundtrack of the Dev Patel-starring film. The track is then re-recorded by The Pussycat Dolls with English lyrics and Nicole Scherzinger's vocals leading the lines.
"It's an honor to be able to collaborate with A.R. Rahman and be a part of the 'Slumdog Millionaire' project in any way," Nicole says in a statement. "The movie, the story and the music [were] a gift and very spiritually uplifting for me. ... I can only hope and pray 'Slumdog Millionaire,' and my version of 'Jai Ho' ('You Are My Destiny') touches and connects people all around the world."
Behind-the-scenes of The Pussycat Dolls' "Jai Ho" music video: