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Mick Jagger sings in Sanskrit

Track titled Satyameva Jayate also features AR Rahman.

entertainment Updated: Aug 10, 2011 15:49 IST
Colin Rodrigues
Colin Rodrigues
Hindustan Times

In a rare feat in his illustrious career, rock legend Mick Jagger will hum Sanskrit words in his new single, Satyameva Jayate...
Satyameva Jayate (truth alone triumphs) is India’s national motto and is inscribed in Devanagiri at the base of India’s national emblem.

The band SuperHeavy, which also consists of AR Rahman, Dave Stewart, Joss Stone and Damian Marley, has recorded the song. But only Rahman and Jagger sing the Sanskrit words. The song is the second single that the band has released. The first, Miracle Worker…, released in July and is already a summer hit. The second track specifically keeps India and our Independence Day in mind.

MickIt will also be part of SuperHeavy’s first untitled album, which hits stores on September 19. Says Sunil D’Sa, vice president marketing, Universal India, which is releasing the CD in India. "The song is an original AR Rahman composition. It’s not a patriotic song. It’s just that the timing was right. The other members of SuperHeavy have sung the English lyrics, while Rahman and Jagger sing in English and Sanskrit."

Interestingly, Rahman and Jagger will promote the single on the first day of the third test between India and England at Edgbaston on August 10. Since Jagger is a huge cricket fan, he and Rahman will join commentators Sunil Gavaskar and Harsha Bhogle for a special session during the lunch break.

First Published: Aug 10, 2011 15:06 IST