Saturday, October 3, 2009

Amitabh Bachan Surprises all with his Talent

Amitabh Bachchan’s singing talents have been exploited by the musical duo Vishal-Shekhar in Sujoy Ghosh’s Aladin. The song O re saawariya is sung by Bachchan himself, and the music composers were in for a pleasant surprise when the actor, on the spur of the moment decided to add a small alaap to it. Says Vishal, “The alaap at the end of the song was never planned. Mr Bachchan went along with the flow and came up with this impromptu addition during the recording, which turned out so well that we decided to make it a part of the song.” What impressed everyone all the more, was the fact that Mr Bachchan, who is not really professionally trained, was able to sing it so well. “Singing an alaap is not easy and requires thorough practice. But Amitji did it wonderfully and that’s really amazing.” adds Vishal. Interestingly, the film’s theatrical promo opens with this rendition in AB’s distinctive baritone.

Courtesy: TOI

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