The Bachchan Baritone just got bigger. On Feb 15 when India plays a cricket match against Pakistan at Adelaide, Amitabh Bachchan will be doing the commentary alongside stalwarts of the cricket-commentary world Harsh Bhogle and Kapil Dev.
Confirming this astounding change of pace for India's best-known baritone, filmmaker R Balki says, "Mr Bachchan's voice is the star of my film Shamitabh. The plot revolves around the baritone. I personally feel-and there are millions who will agree with me-that there is nothing that Mr Bachchan's voice can't do. He has done voice-overs in many feature films and has also lent his throat to documentaries and social causes. The one thing that he hadn't done was cricket commentary."
Apparently, the idea of getting Big B to do something so universally appealing as cricket commentary is a double strategy. It not only serves as a great promotion of Shamitabh, it also binds the two warring nations together.
Says Balki, "I think the two voices of Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan unite India and Pakistan better than anything else."
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