New Delhi, January 6: Oscar-winning legend A R Rahman, who is celebrating his 50th birthday on Friday, has surprised his fan with a return gift by recreating his iconic track "Urvashi Urvashi" with crowd-sourced lyrics.
The composer took to Twitter on his birthday to crowdsource the lyrics of the recreated song which is composed with lyrics offered by fans with references to demonetization and US President-elect Donald Trump.
Rahman had earlier told his fan that he is thinking about recreating the classic and want some suggestions for the lyrics. He had got some pretty responses as well.
"The most beautiful thing about art is that it belongs to everyone and crowdsourcing is a great way to get newer audiences to connect," Rahman said in a statement.
"It was a fabulous experience and what we've got is some interesting stuff filled with references to current events which is just as vibrant as the original one," he said.
"Urvashi Urvashi" is a song from the 1994 Tamil film "Kadhalan".
Rahman will also perform the song entirely in Tamil - on Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged season six, on January 14.