Amitabh Bachchan tunes into Bengali classic
Actor Amitabh Bachchan is not only known for his flawless acting but also for his narrations and singing. He has done it before in a couple of films, but this time he will be lending his voice for a classic Bengali number.
Amitabh has now lend his voice to Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore's masterpiece song titled Ekla Cholo Re in the upcoming film, Kahaani. Talking about the song Amitabh says, "Singing Rabindra Sangeet for the first time was the greatest revelation. The beauty of the language, the lyricism of the tune and its dhun are outstanding. This particular song, incorporated by Vishal-Shekhar the world famous number — Ekla Cholo Re, expounding to all that if no one comes to you at your calling then walk alone. The song is truly awesome and worthy of all awards."
Director Sujoy Ghosh says that the song is about a human's solitary journey through life. "And that's what the central character in the film does," he says. The lead actor too, he says, seemed to grasp the nuances of Big B's rendition and put them in her character.
"I took to filmmaking for five reasons — Satyajit Ray, R D Burman, Kishore Kumar, Anand Bakshi and Amitabh Bachchan. After working with him (Big B) I decided that Mr Bachchan would be part of every film that I make, which is why I persuaded him to sing for us in Bengali," he reveals.