Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been very vocal about his love for music and he has credited his parents for introducing him to it. The 73-year-old “Piku” star says his father, poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and mother Teji Bachchan were equally into music and he has got the music-lover genes from his father.
“Music remained integral in us all from our days of learning to crawl. But the learning of it, crawled throughout us. Till date. I ask many of those that have the blessings of notes and chords and voice, what it would take to be in their justice, in their sanctified courtyard.
“They assure me it to be never too late. I have reservations. My hours and time has passed and wished away of learning. May it remain within, if not in learning, then in its subdued and silent presence,” Bachchan wrote on his blog. The “Shamitabh” star, who is currently busy shooting for new TV show “Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi”, says the connection he has with music comes from within. “The music that represents me, that I get the opportunity to explore and compose, comes from within by its own accord. There is no training nor any professional bearing. It just comes.
“I cannot but begin to believe that the strains of my Father’s music interest, has followed my genes as an integral part of my construct… Do not have any other reason for its presence.”