Video: Watch Amitabh sings National Anthem at Thakurbari


On the occasion of 66th Republic Day, the makers of ‘Shamitabh’ released the video in which the lead actor of the film and megastar Amitabh Bachchan has sung the national anthem sans any background music.

The high point of the song is that Amitabh has shot the song at the Jorasanko Thakurbari here, the ancestral home of Rabindranath Tagore. The song was shot on Saturday and released on Monday, 26th January.

 “A 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!,” Amitabh posted on his official blog Srbachchan.tumblr.com on Sunday.

While stepping into the Tagore ancestral residence, Big B was in awe of the literary genius.

“It 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.

“And suddenly the words of the anthem written and composed by Tagore ring through the cool and warm afternoon of the well appointed courtyard of this home, as I walk from corner to corner in utmost awe and admiration of the multifaceted abilities of this great man!,” he wrote.

“The Anthem shall be released in theatres on the 26th hopefully, and shall become the voice on the 26th in television stations, radio and other ...[channels],” he added.

In the past too, the legendary actor has sung for couple of films. He said he was proud to have sung the national anthem.