Actor Amitabh Bachchan says that his father, poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, believed that the actor is an incarnation of poet’s father.
In his official blog, Amitabh Bachchan talked about the night he was born and the incident after which his father believed that he was the incarnation of Pratap Narayan Shrivastava, Amitabh’s grand father.
He writes… About this time of the night, 74 years ago, my Father had a dream, where his Father appeared and told him to get up, for he was about to have a son.
My Father got up with a start and discovered my Mother, pregnant with me, but not due for many more days, missing from the bed. She had gone to the washroom and had almost collapsed there with labour pains. Some hours later she gave birth to a boy. That boy was me!
My Father for some reason always believed that I was the incarnation of his Father, after this incident. I do not know if I have been true to the incarnate presence of my Grandfather, but it has never been short of effort. The blessings of the Almighty and the affection and prayers of elders, has, through good fortune, remained with me throughout, and I am indebted to them, and all those, that have since, given me the love and regard of a magnitude that is immeasurable !
“I cannot say with conviction what it is that I may have done for this to happen to me. But this I can say, that what I did and do and hopefully shall continue to do, shall always bear in mind the presence of my well-wishers, the discipline and up-bringing of my parents and the blessings of that unknown power, the Almighty, that has by my side ever.” – CINEWS