"a warfighting song, drawing from the energy of Indian celebrations."
Joe Biden supporters have released a remix of the popular ‘Chale Chalo’ song from Bollywood film Lagaan to woo Indian-American voters ahead of the US presidential election.
The election takes place on November 3, 2020. It will see Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his Indian-American running mate Kamala Harris against President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
The song has been released by couple Ajay and Vinita Bhutoria. It has been performed by Silicon Valley-based Bollywood singer Titli Banerjee.
The lyrics sing: “Chale Chalo, Chale Chalo, Biden ko Vote do, Biden ki Jeet Ho, Unki Haar Haan.”
Following the release of the song, Ajay said:
“It is a warfighting song, drawing from the energy of Indian celebrations, inspiring our community to awaken and vote for Biden-Harris in November.”
The song was created to unite US Indians to support Biden and Harris.
Neha Dewan, National Director of South Asians for Biden, said:
“South Asians for Biden is thrilled to serve as a partner on this important video, which encourages Indian-Americans to vote for Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris.
“The stakes of this upcoming presidential election could not be higher for the Indian American community, which is why our diverse community is united behind the Biden-Harris ticket.
“It is absolutely crucial that we make a show of force of our voting strength. The South Asian community can be the crucial margin of victory this November.”
Titli explained that presenting the right message through music has been a tradition in India.
She said: “I am glad that I was able to contribute through my voice in recreating that experience and hope that the message to go out and vote for the future of America reaches all Indian Americans.”
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Ajay said the musical remix presents the diversity of people in the American community who have been inspired by Biden’s vision of hope and change.
He said: “We come from all ages, places and professions, but we are united in our passion for a candidate who represents our common values.”
Ajay is also on the National AAPI Leadership Council and the National Finance committee for Biden for President 2020.
It is estimated that there are four million Indian-Americans. Approximately 2.5 million are potential voters in the upcoming presidential election.
There are over six million South Asian voters and 1.3 million Indian-American voters in key states, including Texas, Michigan, Florida and Pennsylvania.
Ajay has claimed that more than 80% of South Asians are supporting Biden-Harris campaign.
“We believe that we (South Asians) can help power Vice President Biden and Senator Harris to victory.”
The video outreach is supported by South Asians for Biden, Impact Fund, They SeeBlue, Indians for Biden National leadership council and several other South Asian organisations.
According to reports, the music video will also be shared by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) for the Biden team.
Ajay concluded: “We wanted to make it simple, memorable, inspirational and awesome.”