Versatility, experimentations and Amitabh Bachchan are synonymous to each other. To think of any of these is to think of the rest of the two obviously. Experimenting once again in his upcoming movie Buddha Hoga Tera Baap, the megastar of the millennium is rendering his vocals for the apacella style of singing that is perhaps first time in India. Oh wow!
Apacella music? If you don’t about it, we are there. Apacella music is one is a solo or a group singing sans any instruments. Reports suggest that Vishal and Shekhar wanted something new for the movie. After much speculation they finalized Apacella music and approaches Big B. Interestingly though, Big B not only liked the idea of this music but also agreed to sing the title track of the movie.
Confirming the news, Shekahr of the Vishal – Shekhar duo elaborates, “We wanted to try something new with this song. We did the basic setup and then Mr. Bachchan replaced every track with his voice. He recreated the sounds of approximately 10 to 12 instruments, from drum to bass to the snare to the chorus. In a nut shell, he did everything required to make a song!”
A close source from the film also reveals, “Given Mr. Bachchan’s multi-talented persona, it is no surprise that he took this challenge up very sportingly and was very excited about doing something new. He gave his best and the result is for everyone to see. Every sound you hear in the title track is created by Mr. Bachchan himself! This is the first time that the ‘Acapella’ style of singing has been used in Indian cinema and we owe it to Mr. Bachchan for introducing us to something so unique!”
Big B sung earlier also in his film, but this time his singing skills are literally on a test as there would no instrument to cover any flaw. But we all know that this powerhouse of resourcefulness will surely raise the bar higher as he always does with experimenting something new.
Salted to release on 1st July 2011, the movie is produced by Viacom18 and AB Corp. Buddha Hoga Tera Baap is written and directed by Puri Jagannath and also stars Hema Malini, Raveena Tandon, Sonu Sood, Sonal Chauhan, Southern actress Charmi and South Indian baddie Prakash Raj.