Harivansh Rai’s Bhagwad Gita goes musical


Mumbai – Big B, the star of the millennium is coming up with a musical venture with composure Aadesh Shrivastava. He is going to work on Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s Bhagwad Gita that has been a work of his Father Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

‘Aadesh Shrivastav and I will now be collaborating over a new interpretation of the Bhagwad Gita. It’s one of my father’s unknown and unacknowledged masterpieces of immense literary and religious value,’ Bachchan said.

‘We’ll be doing a musical version of my father’s Bhagwad Gita that he had translated into the language and meter of the Ramayana. In this, the centennial year of my father’s existence, I can think of no better tribute,’ ends the proud son expressively.

The confront for Aadesh Shrivastav starts now.

‘It’s one thing for me to collaborate with Bachchan Saab who’s like an elder brother. We’ve done every kind of song from love ballads to hip-hop to bhangra to bhajans. But now we’re talking about his distinguished father. And that makes my responsibility increase several times.’

Aadesh Shrivastav has been spending wakeful nights poring over the elder Bachchan’s lines.

‘I promise you I’ll come up with tunes that will do Amitji’s father, Amitji and me proud,’ assures Aadesh Shrivastav.