Rahman's much awaited theme song for the CWG - 'Jiyo Utho Badho Jeeto' - when released was showered with criticism from every quarter whatsoever. Even the CWG committee didn't spare it. Rahman was then asked to be rework on the track. The good news is that the tweaking and layering has been done.
When asked by the committee to rework on the song, Mehboob who penned the words for the anthem, took the criticism to heart. He went all out to defend his work as he exclaimed that it was an anthem and not some Bollywood song. He also made a point in telling everyone that Rahman's songs take time to catch on. Mehboob and Rahman worked on the anthem for almost six months before its first release.
To give the anthem a fresher perspective, Rahman has now added layers to it along with some folk instruments making it more peppy, short and tight. This time on, a music video will also be released featuring some of the famed Indian sports stars showcasing the achievements of India as a country.
Hope the new version of the song does the trick.