The coming together of India"s most popular actor and part-time singer with the classical maestro happened for the album Sound Of Peace, dedicated to the victims of Mumbai"s 26/11 terrorist attack.
Aadesh Shrivastava who helmed the project, composed its music and is in the process of finalizing a music video featuring the Big B and Rashid Khan, says the Big B simply swam across Sameer"s words of world-peace.
The Big B confirms modestly, “Yes, Rashid Khan and I have sung together. The system of recording these days allows a lot of freedom to sing how one is comfortable. That"s how I managed it."
The music video which efforts are on to get Ashutosh Gowarikar to direct will feature Big B with Rashid Khan and Aadesh Shrivastava. Footage from the barbaric occurrences during 26/11 from 2008 in Mumbai will be interspersed with scenes from 9/11 in the US from 2001 and the London subway bombings of 2005.
Says Aadesh, “We initially planned to make this a Hindi-Urdu album in memory of the 26/11 victims. But we"ve now expanded it into a comment on global terrorism. Mr. Bachchan is now in the process of recording an English version of the peace song."