Amitabh Bachchan recites poem for Chehre years after Silsila & Kabhi Kabhie

“Main aur meri tanhaai aksar yeh baatein karte hain.. Tum hoti to kaisa hota, tum yeh kehti, tum voh kehti.”

“Kabhi kabhi mere dil main khayal aata hain.. Ki zindagi teri zulfon ki narm chhaon mein guzarne pati to shadab ho bhi sakti thi.”

Apart from being impressive literature, the common thread between these poems is Amitabh Bachchan, who recited them. Read in deep baritone by the megastar, these iconic poems have been used in films ‘Silsila’ and ‘Kabhi Kabhie’. And now, years after Bachchan has recreated the magic by reading a poem for his recently released film ‘Chehre’.

In a video where Bachchan can be seen reciting the poem ‘Chehre’. He starts off by saying, “Chehre alag-alag chehre kee ye alag phitrat hai…” and then continues to elaborate on his interpretations about it. 

In his blog, the actor also shared details about the poem and how he shot the videos. “Grateful thanks to ef Vikas for the poems on CHEHRE , and my humble effort in recording them at Janak and bringing some enhancing music with the kind efforts of my music duo – Rohan and Vinayak.. there are 5 in all the poems of recite and shall be putting them up one at a time each day,” the actor mentioned in his blog on Monday.

For the unversed, Bachchan’s previously recited poems for the films “Kabhi Kabhie” (1976) and “Silsila” (1981) which were penned by Sahir Ludhiyanvi and Javed Akhtar, respectively.

Talking about the film, ‘Chehre’ is enjoying a successful run in the theaters. Besides Bachchan, it also stars Emraan Hashmi, Annu Kapoor, Krystle D’Souza, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Raghubir Yadav, Siddhanth Kapoor and Rhea Chakraborty in important roles.

(EW correspondent)