Pussycat Dolls’ Nicole Scherzinger has officially upgraded Slumdog Millionaire‘s theme song “Jai Ho” from just another Bollywood dance tune to an award-winning Hollywood track.

Scherzinger teamed up with producer Polow Da Don to remix A.R. Rahman’s “Jai Ho,” which translates to “let there be victory,” to create a sexy dance song that is fast becoming an infectious anthem much like “Beyonce‘s Single Ladies.”

Too bad director Danny Boyle accidentally left choreographer Longines Fernandes, who created the song’s dance sequence for the film’s finale, off of the end credits!

Jai Ho remix featuring Nicole Scherzinger

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Slumdog Millionaire came out on top at the 14th annual Critics Choice Awards, taking home five awards, including the prestigious Best Picture and Best Director categories.

Nominated for six awards, the Mumbai-based film directed by Danny Boyle also took home awards for Best Screenplay (Simon Beaufoy), Best Composer (A.R. Rahman), and Best Young Actor (Dev Patel).

A complete list of winners is available at VH1.com.

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Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto (who played Latika) will receive the Breakthrough Performance Award at the 20th annual Palm Springs Film Festival awards gala on Jan. 6, according to Variety.

The acclaimed film by filmmaker Danny Boyle is the Indian-born model-actress’s first lead role.

“The first time I saw her, I saw her with hundreds of girls on a tape, and the first time I saw her audition, I remember thinking, ‘I bet that’s her!'” Boyle said in an interview. “It’s not an enormous part…but I think she gives it real presence that you feel that he [star Dev Patel] is looking for somebody well worth looking for.”

Previous Breakthrough Awards have gone to Marion Cotillard and Jennifer Hudson—and both won Oscars for their breakthrough performances.

PHOTO CREDIT: FreidaPinto.com

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The latest film from 28 Days Later director Danny Boyle won three prizes at the British Independent Film Awards on Sunday and has already been gaining box office prestige in the United States.

Slumdog Millionaire is the exhilarating story of a poor 18 year-old Indian boy, played by Dev Patel, who has a chance of winning on the gameshow Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? and reuniting with his true love.

Slumdog won in the Best British independent film, Best Director and Most Promising Newcomer categories at the festival.

Stateside, the film raked in an impressive $350,434 million during its opening weekend in just 10 theaters, making it the year’s top earner per theater, and continues to perform well as it expands to 75 theaters on Friday and 600 by Dec. 19.

Another added attraction to the film is the soundtrack which features music by A.R. Rahman, who was dubbed the “Mozart of Madras” by Time magazine, and M.I.A.’s hit single Paper Planes.

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