Big B, Aadesh to work on Harivansh Rai’s Bhagwad Gita

May 23rd, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by admin  

By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan and composer Aadesh Shrivastava will come together for a musical rendering of the Bhagwad Gita as written by the late Harivansh Rai Bachchan. “Aadesh Shrivastav and I will now be collaborating over a new interpretation of the Bhagwad Gita. It’s one of my father’s unknown and unacknowledged masterpieces of immense literary and religious value,” Bachchan told IANS.

“We’ll be doing a musical version of my father’s Bhagwad Gita which he had translated into the language and meter of the Ramayana. In this, the centenary year of my father’s existence, I can think of no better tribute,” ends the proud son emotionally.

The challenge for Aadesh begins now.

“It’s one thing for me to collaborate with Bachchan Saab who’s like an elder brother. We’ve done every kind of song from love ballads to hip-hop to bhangra to bhajans. But now we’re talking about his distinguished father. And that makes my responsibility increase several times.”

Aadesh has been spending sleepless nights poring over the senior Bachchan’s lines.

“I promise you I’ll come up with tunes that will do Amitji’s father, Amitji and me proud,” promises Aadesh.

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