Amitabh Bachchan into different stuff these days!
Yesterday we heard he had done a music and dance video along with Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Now Big B had crooned the popular Bengali Rabindra Sangeet ‘Ekla Cholo Re’ in Sujoy Ghosh’s mystery-thriller ‘Kahaani’.
The sequel features Vidya Balan playing a pregnant woman, Vidya Bagchi, searching for her missing husband in Kolkata.
There is another Rabindra Sangeet melody included in the film. ‘Anandoloke’, has been sung by Clinton Cerejo and will play in the end credits.
“Rabindra Sangeet is synonymous with Tagore and Kolkata where the movie is set,” said Clinton.
“So, we decided to use one in our film. ‘Anandoloke’ means abode of joy and has references to happy endings, which is why we are using it in the end credits. It’s one of Sujoy and my favourite songs and another version has been used during a school assembly with kids reciting it,” says Clinton who had provided the background music for the original and has composed the entire album for ‘Kahaani 2’.
This is the first time he has sung a Bengali song and admits Sujoy helped him through the process. “I am not a Bengali so singing in Bangla was a challenge. I didn’t want to get the pronunciation wrong and Sujoy was there throughout the dubbing to guide me,” says Clinton, adding that there was no pressure on him to match up to Big B’s “Ekla Cholo Re”.
Why didn’t they approach the 74-year-old actor for “Anandoloke” too?
“We did think about it and would have loved to have Mr Bachchan sing for us again. But including this song was a last minute decision and we didn’t have enough time to approach him,” he concludes. – CINEWS