While Bollywood stars are following the trend of giving voices to their own songs, Amitabh Bachchan, a veteran and legend had started singing for his films decades ago. After even singing for films like Kahaani (‘Ekla Chalo‘), Amitabh has now decided to croon for the R. Balki film Shamitabh.
Previously, R. Balki worked with Big B in the superhit film Paa which also starred Abhishek Bachchan and Vidya Balan as well. Amitabh had sung a song for that film too titled ‘Mere Paa‘. Impressed with his singing skills, R. Balki has decided to incorporate yet another number in Shamitabh. Talking about the experience, Bachchan wrote about it on his blog saying, “Yes another session with Aadesh at his music studio did result in another song that I had to sing for ‘Shamitabh’ … the finest quality of music from the genius of Ilaiyaraja, the magician from Chennai.”
Amitabh and Illayraja too worked previously for Cheeni Kum and Paa. Being a fan of the musician, Big B also wrote about him saying, “How many years have passed since his emergence and how till today his prominence continues. The veteran, the master, who nurtured some very special musicians. In his orchestra team was a certain AR Rehman that played an instrument in an assemble. Ilaiyaraja, was asked to write a symphony for the London Philharmonic some years ago. He wrote it without actually hearing the sound of it. And when he went to the Albert Hall in London for the performance of it by the Philharmonic he heard his own written symphony for the first time, and broke down into tears ! He had not known the depth of his construct till then ..”
Shamitabh also stars South superstar Dhanush and marks the debut of Kamal Haasan‘s second daughter Akshara Haasan.