"We are here cheering, the Hindustani Way!”
Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, Ananya Birla and AR Rahman are collaborating with their new song ‘Hindustani Way’.
The motivational song looks to inspire Indian athletes to succeed as they prepare for the upcoming Olympics.
It is a soulful Hindi track that has judiciously peppered English vocals, establishing an upbeat message of optimism and unity.
The track heralds the gradual retreat of difficult times as the start of the Olympics nears.
On the huge collaboration, singer-songwriter Ananya said:
“It is a true honour to write and sing a song to cheer our Indian Olympic contingent at Tokyo 2020.
“The grit and fortitude of the Indian Olympic team in the face of such a challenging year is inspiring.
“It was surreal to have had the opportunity to collaborate with my role model, AR sir on such a prestigious project, from whom I have learnt so much.
“We are here cheering, the Hindustani Way!”
The track has inspiration-inducing lyrics that were jointly written by Ananya Birla, Nirmika Singh and Shishir Samant.
AR Rahman, who has composed and produced the track, said of his involvement:
“All of us are really excited to have made this special song and hope our athletes can feel the entire nation rooting for them, the Hindustani Way when they hear it.
“It was a pleasure working with Ananya on this project and we hope to convey all our support and best wishes to Team India through it! Jai Hind.”
The music video has been directed by Danny Mamik and Sahaan Hattangadi, and produced by Ananya’s new production house, Antimatter Media Pvt. Ltd.
It is sure to get sports enthusiasts excited for the upcoming games.
The music video features archive footage from key Olympic events.
This includes Atlanta 1996, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 London 2012 as well as exclusive training footage of the Indian athletes competing in Tokyo.
‘Hindustani Way’ releases on July 9, 2021, and it is sure to leave listeners feeling hyped and hopeful.
The Tokyo Olympics will take place in 2021 after it was postponed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
With excitement levels high, Indians have high hopes that their star athletes will shine at the biggest sporting event in the world.
The Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8.