I want to sincerely thank all those who gave me extremely positive & encouraging responses when ‘Jiyo Utho Badho Jeetho’ released. Your honest, positive & unbiased reactions and getting the right perspective gave me the confidence to withstand the unexpected storm that followed. All’s well, that ends well. It all culminated in an awesome response to the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony and the CWG anthem performance was a HUGE HIT and I could see both the young and old people grooving to it.

I’d like to thank the creative director for the CWG ceremony, Bharatbala, for making such a lovely video enhancing the true spirit of the lyrics and the games, Mehboob Alam for the chant ‘Jiyo Utho Badho Jeeto’, the choreographer for the video, Feroz Khan, ‘Dhol Foundation’, designer Varun Bahl and stylist Vijayta Kumar. Of course, the opening night act wouldn’t have been a hit without the duas of my spiritual guides and my loving family including my mom, wife, children and sisters.

A big thanks to my hard working team, my dear fans and fellow artistes ranging from Srinivas, Chinmayi and Shibani Kashyap to the ones I want to mention below for defending me unconditionally. God bless you all!

In closing, congratulations to Team India on their superb performance at the games and for living the motto ‘Jiyo Utho Badho Jeeto’.