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