Big-B spends Sunday reading about National Anthem

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New Delhi, April 4 (ANI): Amitabh Bachchan, who was slammed recently for allegedly singing the national anthem incorrectly during World T20 Indo-Pak clash at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, spent this Sunday reading about its rendition, writing and history.

The ‘Wazir’ actor took to his Blog to write his feeling and thrill after the reading session.

“I spent some reading time on the National Anthem, its rendition its writing its history and it was most fascinating. What is it in Anthems that brings that goose flesh that straightens our posture, that holds our heads up high, that invites the national to be ready that moment to sacrifice and give all to the country of birth. What is it that envelops us to our national flag, to hold it up high in praise, to display and flourish it with an abandon of pride and patriotic fervour ..what ?” he wrote.

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As an explanation to these questions, the 73-year-old actor brought in the reference of Rabindra Nath Tagore, who wrote and sung it for the first time in 1911.

“There were some controversies that it had been written for the imminent visit of the King of England, King George to India and his honour and that the words were reflecting that in the song. I read, that when Gurudev heard about this he is reported to have stated : ” I should only insult myself if I cared to answer those who consider me capable of such unbounded stupidity”,” said Big-B.

Gurudev’s answer indeed made the actor philosophical who feels “the strength of such writing is often gauged by the diverse spread of its usage.”

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“I smiled at the use of the words and the language, for, I found it to be one, that could possibly be used in many situations. The strength of such writing is often gauged by the diverse spread of its usage ; one which does not necessarily comply with what its origin to a particular incident may have been ..” he added.

In the post, the ‘Piku’ actor also wrote about the recent ‘Amul’ poster inspired by the ‘National Film Awards’ winners. The poster had cartoons of Amitabh, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Prabhas, Kangana and read, “Amul National Reward.”

He even mentioned it to be one of those very few posters which is noticed on the walls of his bunglow ‘Janak.’

“This one about the Awards is one such ..many others featuring me have been up on the billboards through time, and some of them could have been noticed on the walls of Janak, by Ef that have visited it .,” he wrote.(ANI)

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