Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has sung a few lines of a lullaby for the forthcoming film Thugs Of Hindostan. He says he was excited to sing it. Amitabh said the song tells the depth of the bond between his character Khudabaksh, mentor of Zafira, essayed by Fatima Sana Sheikh.
In Thugs Of Hindostan, Amitabh Bachchan plays the Khudabaksh – a thug who rules the seas and is determined to bring the East India Company down – and Zafira is a skilled archer, who is his second in command.
“The song tells you the depth of the bond that Zafira and Khudabaksh share. I was most excited to sing this lullaby because it is not everyday that you get to sing one,” Amitabh said in a statement. The lullaby has been composed by the talented duo Ajay-Atul and Amitabh Bhattacharya has penned it.
“The lyrics are beautiful and the composition highlights the emotional journey of these two characters who have an incredible father-daughter relationship. I have been telling Aditya (Chopra) to put this in the album. I’m sure he will do it because it’s turned out to be a beautiful song,” he added.
According to a source associated with the film, the film’s director Vijay Krishna Acharya wanted to show a beautiful father-daughter like relationship between the two that develops ever since Zafira was a child.
“He wanted to show the deep trust, the love and the respect that Zafira has for Khudabaksh and decided to add a moment of vulnerability between the two. Khudabaksh will be seen protecting Zafira at every step and they are inseparable souls.”
“Mr. Bachchan was so kicked about singing this lullaby that he decided to record it himself and that too at his home! The initial idea was to make a short lullaby but Mr. Bachchan went a step further and converted it into a song. He is insisting that Aditya (Chopra) puts it into the album,” the source added.
Speaking to a news agency Big B had revealed that it was he who had asked Aditya Chopra (head of Yash Raj Films, which is producing the ambitious project), to include the lullaby in Thugs Of Hindostan’s official album.
“The lyrics are beautiful and the composition highlights the emotional journey of these two characters who have an incredible father-daughter relationship. I have been telling Aditya (Chopra) to put this in the Thugs Of Hindostan album. I’m sure he will do it because it’s turned out to be a beautiful song,” disclosed the megastar.
Slated to release on November 8, the movie also stars Katrina Kaif and Aamir Khan. It will release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
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Amitabh Bachchan wants Aamir Khan to score Rs 1000 crore at the box office
On Diwali, Thugs of Hindostan is sure to illuminate the big screen and light up the box office. YRF has left no stones unturned when it comes to the reach and magnanimity in the release of the film.
Adding to that, the cast is amazing and the making gives us a sneak peak into the entire madness that went behind into the making of this huge Bollywood movie.
There is a strong likelihood that the film will even surpass the lifetime business of the Aamir Khan-starrer 2016 film Dangal (over Rs 387 crore) to become the top Hindi grosser ever.
But Big B, dear readers, have given Aamir a target of sorts to score an unprecedented Rs 1000 crore. Don’t believe us? Well, in a recently-released behind-the-scenes video of Thugs of Hindostan, Mr Bachchan can be heard telling Aamir, “Kuch kar dena yaar iss picture ka. 500 crore tak toh aap kar chuke hain. Isko phir 1000 crore kar dena.” To this, Aamir says, “Arre baap re!” in his trademark style.
Thugs of Hindostan, according to trade analysts, will get a never-heard-before opening of Rs 50 crore. Since the film is releasing on the next day after Diwali, which is considered one of the best days from the box-office point-of-view, this does seem like a possibility.
Yash Raj Films, the producers, have priced the tickets of Thugs of Hindostan at least 10 per cent higher than that of Sanju, that released early this year and is currently the top Hindi earner of the year. A special e-mail was sent by the distribution unit of the studio to the cinema hall owners in this regard.
Aamir Khan says doing lesser films does not make him miss out on anything
Perfectionist Aamir Khan who is known to take fewer projects but good ones says that doing fewer films does not make him miss out on anything.
The 53-year-old doesn’t think that he is missing out on anything by doing fewer films than his contemporaries. “My every film roughly takes two years of my life. Those two years is a journey that I am enjoying. So no, it does not occur to me that I should be doing something else. Actually nothing else comes to my vision when I am focused on a project. I have never felt that (FOMO; fear of missing out). Even Dangal took me two years and it was a wonderful journey,” he said
But he says he tries to focus more on the process of making a film than its outcome. “You don’t know what the end result is going to be, whether it (the film) is going to be successful or not. But we do have the journey more or less in our control. So if you work on films that excite you, if you work with people you get along well with, who are fun to work with and can challenge you, then the journey becomes wonderful,” he said. “And then you hope that the film also does well. So for me the journey is very important and of a lot of value,” he added.
Despite varied roles and experimental appearances, Aamir has never been apprehensive about the audience’s reaction. “When you latch on to something you feel is right for the character, then you no longer have any doubts. I am still not sure whether people will receive it (Firangi Mallah, his character in Thugs of Hindostan) well,” he said.
“For example when we were filming Dangal, I was never sure whether people would like me fat and old. But I knew it was right for the character. So I had no hesitation in doing that. Similarly, for this (Thugs) also. I was aware that a lot of people would say, “Mard hoke nath pehen raha hai” but I felt it was right and needed,” he added.