Thursday, October 4, 2007

Amitabh Bachchan to observe father's centenary


2007 being the year of Harivanshrai Bachchan's centenary, Bollywood mega superstar Amitabh Bachchan has many plans to honour his father's memory.

The Big B is recording the senior most Bachchan's poems in his own voice.

"I'm looking forward to doing a comprehensive recording in both the spoken voice and in song form in the months to come. 2007 is my father's centenary. He was born on Nov 27, 1907. We are planning a celebration when I hope to bring out recitations of his works," Bachchan said.

The Bachchan baritone will boom again for the father.

"I want to put to music some of his prominent poems, and that will include a lot of the folk songs he wrote. And I want to render the version of the Gita he translated in the meter and style of the Ramayan. Not too many people know he did this.

I would also want to read important chapters of his magnificent autobiography on tape and put out a DVD with memorable visuals," Bachchan said.

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