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Amitabh Bachchan admires children who follow family’s profession


Mumbai: Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan during the launch of Saregama's musical journey 'Rabab to Sarod' along with Sarod players Amman Ali, Ayaan Ali Khan and Rubab player Daud Khan Sadozai in Mumbai on Thursday night. PTI Photo by Santosh Hirlekar

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he admires children who follow professions which are traditional in their families. The “Piku” star launched Ustad Amjad Ali Khan’s sons album – ‘Journey- Rabab to Sarod’ – by Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, recently. “It’s very rare for the heads of family to follow their tradition into the next generation and I really want to compliment you for continuing this tradition in your family… Unfortunately with me it didn’t happen because when I was young somebody asked my mother, ‘so is your son going to be another poet’? She said, ‘one poet in the family is enough’. So I didn’t follow that. But thank you so much Amjad Ali Khan Saab for building these two into wonderful masters themselves and I wish them all the very best,” he said.

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The 74-year-old actor said it was a proud moment for him to launch the album as he has known both Amaan and Ayaan since they were toddlers. “For me personally it’s another kind of journey. Both Amaan and Ayaan were introduced to me as toddlers many many years ago, to see them today become masters of their craft, taught by the eminent Ustad Amjad Ali Khan saab, is indeed a wonderful journey,” he said.