Amitabh Bachchan to learn sitar, sarod

Amitabh Bachchan
 
MUMBAI: Amitabh Bachchan, busy composing music in his free time, has decided to learn sitar and sarod.

"Okaay! So am getting into the business of acquiring a sitar and a sarod soon enough so I may have the pleasure to be pulling a few strings!!" Amitabh wrote on his blog bigb.bigadda.com.

"These are times I shall look forward to… my sitar, my sarod, my piano and me… sounds like the title of a really bad book or movie!

"But… though I may be able to learn the instruments now, just the fact that I shall be holding them and pretending to be some great master, shall indeed be of a great interest and value to me," he added.

The 69-year-old recalls the time when he was shooting for the 1973 film "Abhimaan", people refused to believe that he didn’t play the sitar in the movie.

"In the early days of mine in the film industry, someone took pictures of mine holding or playing a sitar, I think as property for the decoration of the walls of the sets of our film ‘Abhimaan’ …

"Now no one is willing to believe that I do not play the sitar… ‘stop trying to kid us Mr B, we’ve seen pictures of yours with the sitar" ! What does one say to such a misconception !" he posted.

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