My fa­ther’s mu­sic in­ter­est is in my genes too: Big B

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Vet­eran ac­tor Amitabh Bachchan (left), who has sung num­bers like Holi Khele Raghu­veera, Ekla Chalo Re and Pid­dly, cred­its his fa­ther and late poet Hari­vansh Rai Bachchan (in­set) for his in­cli­na­tion to­wards mu­sic.

“The mu­sic that rep­re­sents me, that I get the op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore and com­pose, comes from within by its own ac­cord. There is no train­ing nor any pro­fes­sional bear­ing. It just comes. I can­not but be­gin to be­lieve that the strains of my fa­ther’s mu­sic in­ter­est, has fol­lowed my genes as an in­te­gral part of my con­struct. I do not have any other rea­son for its pres­ence,” the 73-year-old posted on his blog.

Big B is also com­pos­ing and singing for a new TV show. How­ever, he has some “reser­va­tions” too. “Mu­sic re­mained in­te­gral in us all from our days of learn­ing to crawl. But the learn­ing of it, crawled through­out us. Till date, I ask many of those that have the bless­ings of notes and chords and voice, what it would take to be in their jus­tice, in their sanc­ti­fied court­yard. They as­sure me it to be never too late. I have reser­va­tions. My hours and time has passed and wished away of learn­ing. May it re­main within, if not in learn­ing, then in its sub­dued and silent pres­ence,” he wrote.

Big B also says that its not just his fa­ther who was a mu­sic afi­cionado, but his mother too. “My mother lost her mother at birth. She was cared for and nur­tured into life by those who moth­ered her. Those that did, fondly re­mem­ber her vi­vac­ity and joy of life. Her singing, her voice, her aes­thet­ics and her zest­ful aura,” he added.

The strains of my fa­ther’s mu­sic in­ter­est have fol­lowed my genes as an in­te­gral part of my con­struct Amitabh Bachchan, ac­tor

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