Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his fabulously baritone voice in all its glorious anger, is back for Ram Gopal Varma’s Godfatheresque Sarkar 3, releasing on 12th May.
Mumbai: Not only is Subhash Nagre back, & angrier than ever but as a special treat for the loyal coterie of movie lovers who have waited eight long years for Sarkar 3, the film features a song sung by none other than Bachchan himself!
Yes, Amitabh Bachchan has sung a mellifluous and soulfully striking Ganapati Aarti for Sarkar 3 which is composed by Rohan Vinayak.
The poignant Ganapati Aarti, rendered by the Bachchan baritone, has been shot on the locales of a Mumbai beach, featuring a stunning larger than life Ganesh idol, and the grandiose holy process of immersion- Visarjan.
Symbolizing a significant and unifying cultural aspect of Maharashtra and its people, the special Ganesh Aarti will be launched today, and we speak to Mr Bachchan himself, on the experience of singing again for the big screen.
Mr Bachchan speaks on the song, “There is something about the Ganesha Aarti that invokes great divinity ; an emotion, that is rare and lasting. Sant Ramdas created this Aarti in the 1600’s in a Rag (Rag Jogiya), that was befitting of such great character and eminence. The words are vernacular Marathi – a rarity for most other Hindu bhajans and devotional songs.
Yet the way the Aarti has been structured, it cuts across all language barriers, if at all there are any. I feel privileged and blessed, to have been asked to sing it for the film Sarkar 3. I sang the Aarti for the Siddhivinayak Mandir at Prabha Devi, and when discussed with Ram Gopal Varma, I suggested we do the same for the film as well. We have given it a different tone, but the sentiment the emotion and the divinity, remains in as much prominence, as the original.”
Joining Amitabh Bachchan is a unique ensemble cast of Indian Cinema’s finest from the veterans to the rising stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Ronit Roy, Amit Sadh, Yami Gautam, Jackie Shroff, Rohini Hattangadi and more are bringing the Sarkar 3 epic to the big screen.
An Eros International & Wave Cinemas Ponty Chadha in association with Raju Chadha presentation, produced by Alumbra Entertainment and AB Corp, directed by Ram Gopal Varma releases on 12th May, 2017.
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