Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who was conferred with Padma Vibhushan yesterday, recorded the National Anthem at the iconic Jorasanko Thakurbari in Kolkata, ancestral home of Rabindranath Tagore, who penned the song, for his upcoming film 'Shamitabh'.
Dressed in white Kurta-pajama, Amitabh Bachchan is seen standing at various locations of the Tagore house, as he sings the National Anthem with pride. The song was shot in just a couple of days and was released on January 26, 2015, our 66th Republic Day.
Talking about the experience of singing the National Anthem, Big B wrote about it on his blog and posted, â€œA spirit of patriotism and literature, of poetry and pride, of nationhood and divinity, explode within in waves of compassionate emotion. I walk through the portals of the residence of Nobel Laureate, poet, writer and the representative of cultural Bengal and indeed in many respects the entire world - Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore, in Kolkata at Jorasanko Thakur Badi, and sing the National Anthem for a visual recording, to be released on our Republic Day, 26th January!!â€
He added further, â€œIt is divinity to me .. and to many around the world a divine moment too when we softly step into the rooms of the immaculate Bengal residence of this great son of India, this incredible personality, taking in his words, his belongings and his memory.â€
Watch Amitabh Bachchan's version of National Anthem here: