Amitabh Bachchan - The Living Legend

जलसा, मुंबई              अक्टूबर 10/11 2011       सोम/मंगल 2.15 पूर्वाह्न

मै आज ही के दिन, 11 अक्टूबर 1942 को इलाहाबाद के एक भीड़ भड़क्के वाले कटरा बाज़ार स्थित डॉ. ब्रार के निजी प्रसूति गृह में पैदा हुआ,  मेरे माता-पिता अपनी उस समय की हैसियत के अनुसार यथासंभव सर्वोचित उपलब्ध वाहन यानी एक तांगे में बिठाकर एक गुदड़ी में लपेटकर मुझे घर ले आये थॆ । मै आज भी कई लोगों को कह देता हूं कि - मैं तो गुदड़ी का लाल हूं – एक ऐसा इंसान जो सबसे सस्ते किस्म के पहनावे में भी खुश रह सकता हो । अपने उस स्वरूप से मै आज भी उतना ही प्यार करता हूं।   मैने कई बार ऐसा अनुभव किया है कि जो भी लोग आज भी उस शैली में अपना जीवन व्यतीत कर रहे हैं मैं उन्हे अपने स्वभाव के बहुत अधिक निकट पाता हूं । जब कभी भी ऎसे लोगों से मेरी मुलाकात होती है या उस काल के के कहानी या किस्से मुझे सुनने को मिलते है तो निश्चित रूप से एक प्रकार की सुखद अनुभूति होती है । अपने विषय में यही बात मुझे सबसे अधिक आकर्षक नज़र आती है । मै ऐसे लोगों के साथ बड़ी ही सरलता से घुल मिल सकता हूं जो लोग इस तरह के परिवेश में पले बढ़े हों या जिनका लालन-पालन इसी तरह के वातवरण में हुआ हो ।

अब जब मैं बेधड़क 70 के पड़ाव पर आ ही पहुंचा हूं मै उन तमाम लोगों को धन्यवाद देना चाहूंगा जिन्हे मेरी उम्र की संख्या के संबंध में कुछ गलतफहमियां या परेशानियां रहती है । पर नही ऎसी कोई बात नही है, जब इतनी उम्र वाले लोग काम में संलग्न हो तब हमें उन्हे उनकी उम्र की दुहाई देना नही शुरू कर देना चाहिये, यह कुछ अटपटा लगता है । वृद्ध को ही क्यॊं इस तरह दोषी ठहराया जाये, क्यों न हम उन्हे भी इस विवाद से जोड़ कर देखें जो हमेशा किसी न किसी तरह की छीना झपटी मे व्यस्त है या जिनकी मान-मर्यादा प्राप्त करने की भूख कभी समाप्त ही नही होती । मेरा अपना मानना है या कहिये कि मुझे ऐसा लगता है कि हमें दुनिया को उसके अपने हाल पर ही छोड़ देना चाहिये, इसके बाद जो भी तस्वीर लोगों के व्यक्तिगत गणित के आधार पर उभरकर हमारे सामने आये उसे हमें सहर्ष स्वीकार कर लेना चाहिये ।

मै अभी अभी के बी सी कॆ सैट से वापस आ रहा हूं, आज का दिन वाकई थका देने वाला था  पर फिर भी संतोष की बात यह थी कि आज ब्लॉग से आये अनेकों लोग हमारे साथ दर्शक दीर्घा की पहली कतारों में विराजमान थे,  इन सब लोगों की उपस्थिति के कारण मेरा मन विशेष प्रसन्नता से भरा हुआ था । मेरी स्फुर्ति और कार्य-कुशलता के स्तर में जो पैनापन और उछाल दिखाई दिया मेरा मानना है कि वह इन सभी लोगों की मदद और मौजूदगी के द्वारा ही संभव हुआ ।   

कुछ दिनों पहले यहां मैने एक टीवी धारावाहिक और उसके प्रशंसनीय कलाकारॊं के बारें में अपने अनुभव की चर्चा की थी । धारावाहिक का नाम था ‘बड़े अच्छे लगते हैं’ और कलाकार थे राम कपूर तथा साक्षी तनवर । मौलिक, शांत, सार्थक एवं  सक्षम प्रतिभा के धनी । कल रात ही इन दोनो का भी आगमन के बी सी के सैट पर  हुआ, ये लोग गरीब कैंसर पीड़ितों के सहायता के लिये यहां खेल रहे थे, इनकी इच्छा थी कि वे पैराप्लेजिया ग्रस्त लोगों के लिये सहायता केन्द्र का निर्माण कर सकें । इन लोगों के संग खेलते हुये कितनी गर्मजोशी और आनंद का अनुभव हुआ शब्दों में बयान नही कर सकता । स्वाभाविक, शांत और  प्रसिद्धी या प्रतिष्ठा से परे इन्होने सभी का मन जीत लिया, इन दोनों के बारे में मेरी अपनी धारणाओं को बिल्कुल सही साबित कर दिया ।

अब मुझे शयन के लिये प्रस्थान करना चाहिये । कल का दिन बहुत अधिक व्यस्तता से भरा रहेगा, फिर कल, फिर कल, फिर एक और  कल ।

सभी के लिये स्नेह सहित

अमिताभ बच्चन

(अनुवाद - अभय शर्मा 11 अक्टूबर 2011)

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PS I am highly impressed by the Jha speaks in the debate as much as by your own inputs.. Deepika and Manoj were more of observers.. and commissioner probably knew he did not really have much argument against the film as he still did not know its contents.. yet I would say he was not a silent player in the debate.. best of luck for the success of the film.. it does appear to be much above the for or against clause of the issue.. let us see the film before we comment too much about it..
Sameer.. the doubts raised by you as these debates are aimed at promoting the film appear baseless to me.. if anything I understand of the film promotion the kind of atmosphere in which the film is liekly to release.. both sections the reserved and open category do have their apprehensions about the film.. and this is definitely a negative publicity if anthing.. who would like to fuel such controversies and face the music..

----------------Earlier I also had a monologue interview with brother Amitabh ........................

Respected Brother
Sadar Pranaam

abhi abhi aapane kaha ki neend mei bhi interview de sakata hoon and get away with it.. a few questions to you then.. the only difference is that it is going to be a monologue interview.. aap jawaab doge par vo jawaab bhi darasal mai hi de raha hoon.. is bahanae Amitabh Bachchan banane ka sapana panne par to poora kar hi sakata hoon..  

AS : What had been the day like debating with the commisioner on the film Aarakshan
AB: It was a nice day.. we have been doing so many interviews and reporting the flm to media based on their questions that I know all the answers by heart.. You ask me anything and most likely I would have faced it earlier and would have a ready reckoner for it..

AS : How did it feel like that Patna the city that had supported you in millions had also raised a voice against the movie.. as listed in Patrika.. your say..
AB : This is a new question.. I have to first find out what it is all about and who has raised objections and in what context.. eh.. I am not the one who would answer without knowing the details.. you give me some time for this.. can even give me a link to the source..

AS : In one of the channels I saw that there were lot of celebrations being shown around.. I think Times Now.. how could team rejoice as much when we know that there are some troubles the film is facing..
AB : To tum kya kahate ho ki hum log munh latkake baith jaayen.. ab itana to tum jaan hi gaye hoge ki topic sensitive hai.. thode bahut repercussions to dono hi taraf se aane hi vaale thhey.. itani chhoti si baat ke liye munh phula kar baithana mujhe to theek nahi janchata.. janata hai.. har kisi ki apani apani raay hai is baare mein.. har kisi ki har koi raay har ek context mei to theek nahi ho sakati hai na.. samajh rahe ho main kya kahana chahata hoon..

AS: barabar samjh raha hoon sir, pichhale teen saalon se aapke blog par likh raha hoon.. har tarah ke anubhav kiye hain yahan.. achchhe anubhav kuchh jyaada rahe isliye gaadi aaj tak bhi chal rahi hai.. aur phir logon ki alag alag raay ke baare mei to mai aapki baat se porn roop se sahmat hoon.. to kya mai samajhun ki picture 12 august ko bvakai release ho jayegi..
AB: Sach baat to yah hai ki film ke release na hone ke baare mei actor ki bhumika kam rahati hai..apana kaam acting karana hai so hamane kar diya.. ab film relase ki zimmedari to producer distributors ki hoti hai.. haaan..

AS: Aapne kaha aapko neend mei bhi uttar dene mei koi dikkat nahi hogi par philhaal prashn poochhane mei mujhe zaroor taklleef ho rahi hai.. raat ke do baja chahate hain.. baaki sawal hum log kal poochh le to kaisa rahega..
AB: Bahut achchha rahega.. samay bhi rahega.. baaki log bhi jaag rahe honge ekadh sawal ka jawaab jha ji se bhi dilawa denge.. bahiya agar ijazat ho to jaate jaate ek sawal hum bhi tumse pooch lein.. Aarakshan ka ticket Aarkhit kar liya hai ya nahi..

AS : Thankew Sir, err.. Brother.. to phir kal milate hain.. baaki ke sawaal jawaab session ke liye.. nahi.. ab tak reservation.. I mean advance booking shuru nahi hui hai hamare yahan.. par haan dekhani zaroor hai is baat ka aap itminaan rakhen.. good night.. oh.. main bhool gaya thha ki aap to sote sote hi yeh jawaab de rahe thhey..

I hope it is taken in thelighter sense \.. I have done it extemore.. apana sab kuch anan-fanan mei hi hota hai.. submit karane ke baad yaad aata hai ki yah kyo nahi likha ya woh kyon likh diya..

chaliye ankhon mei need bhar rahi hai abhi nahi soya to shayad phir neend uchat na jaaye.. phir bdalata rahuunga karvat idhar se udhar.. ho sakata hai baaki ka interview sapane mei bhi poora ho jaaye.. agar mulakaat hoti hai to..

Love Affection and Respect
Abhaya

August 5/6 Night 2.09

Amitabh Bachchan turns 68.. Captured by Amrit on Sony

May 7 2011 This is what I wrote to brother Amitabh..

 
Respected Brother
Sadar Charan Sparsh

Warm greetings in summer may be out of place still I can not wish you in a cold manner so I stick with the heat.. the heat of youngistan.. they say the young have warm blood.. what they do not say as much is the young are the true blood of a nation.. I would agree with you that be prepared to go with them as per their ways unless one wants to be dumped in the cold storage..
I may not be young by age not by the definition of 16 to 35 I fail by some 15 years or so.. it is all right.. I remember the words of one of the distant cousin Pramod kaushik.. Pappu bhaiya.. yaar apana kya hai.. hum to seeng kata kar bachhcadon me mil jaate hain.. he was referring to how he liked to remain wioth the young in the family.. he like Alok da too was some of your look alike and he did like you as much as I and other young ones did.. and I am talking of the times when I was really young.. a first year student of Chemistry Honours in Hindu College.. Pappu Bhaiya had just come for some bank interview and had stayed with us.. the good thing about my family which I had seldom told is the peer counselling rather than peer pressure.. guys used to support the young one unbend.. they would go all out to help the young in the family to do well.. so much for the youngistan..
 
I now take over to the starting point of your post.. when one gets what one wants or desirfe one does tend to get not wanting more.. it may or may not be the right statement atleast not perfectly righht in your own context.. you achieved big.. you achieved bigger and yet you did not want to stop having achieved the biggest.. the kind of energy which keeps you do so well is indeed a perfect lesson for dedication, determination and demonstration of being always eager to do further better than the what best we might have achieved.. yet har kisi ke liye to yah sambhav nahi hai.. ab har koi to Amitabh Bachchan nahi ho sakata na.. chaliye isase pahale ki aap ko lage ki mai chatukarita par uta aaya hoon main apane kadam peechhe kheenche leta hoon..
 
Some of the friends may be interested in the links and works I had been compiling on my website..http://abhayasharma.net especially the slideshow from the picasaweb album from your birthday.. there were two blondes who flanked me for a picture that day.. and I really thank you for the opportunity.. arrey bhaaisahab agar dubara mauka milega to apse kaun baar baar nahi milana chahega.. yahan mujhe Shammi ji ka ek gana yaad aa raha hai..
 

Baar baar dekho
hazaar baar dekho
ki dekhane ki cheez hai
hamari dilruba..

taaly ho..
 

Love Affection and Respect
Abhaya


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Respected Brother
Sadar Charan Sparsh
 

I must first congratulate Obama on the death of Osama.. no mean achievement for the president elect of US.. he has finally lived upto some of the expectations the world had from the most charismatic leader to don the white house..

We salute the spirit of winning a war over terrorism and I would love to congratulate Pakistan too besides the US without whose help we may have never achieved this victory over Al Qaeda chief of operations..

World can heave a sigh of relief with the biggest news of the year and one can now look forward to register more victories over the peace disrupting organisations in the world.. Go ahead President Obama we are always with you on every move to restore peace and prosperity on this earth..
 

Abhaya Sharma

India May 2 2011 13.00 Hrs.

 
Respected and Dear Brother
Sadar Charan Sparsh
 
However hard I try and emulate you to be able to come here every day to talk to you.. yet has it always been fulfilled on my part.. I know I am unnecessarily busy with maintaining a database and covering IPL 4 when things are actually available elsewhere.. yet it is a passion like it is a passion to be able to write or talk to you here on blog.. whatever people may think of my premonitions.. I would still say that to be able to talk to you say few things here.. read the blog from you and few others makes up more than simple meeting with you.. the great meeting with you on your birthday withsatnding as one of the pinnacle moment of my life.. yet I would not unnecessarily throng me upon you.. you are far more busy and important than just spending some time with an extra ordinary person (the gap is intentional as it is two different words extra used as an adjective here..)
 

What I perceive from the discussions, write ups and the thoughts presented by you here .. I am likened to believe that you are indeed having best of the times in the superlative sense of the word best.. we feel proud that you are able to enjoy every moment of your stay at the Poland.. the world war II would always be remembered and any reference to it is sure to live upto that chill which some of the counrymen must have lived thrugh in most horrid times of hman existence.. have we learned our lessons.. I would not speak.. as I would not know as strongly as I would have loved to know or rather loved to believe.. human race has always been behaing the way it behaves and it is most of the times as an afterthought that we realise what sordid and horrific moments we created for some others during our pursuit of conquering.. if one has to really conquer.. one must conquer boudaries.. not those imaginary lines defining the separation between states and nations but the boundaries that we draw in our minds about the others.. the boundaries of differentiating one human being from another.. the boundaries distingusishing east from west.. the boundaries segregating balcks from white and boundaries that I may not be able to sum up yet the ones that build in our psyche to behave differently and sad to say sometimes irrationally.. Oh.. I sound little philosophical and at the same time a little pessimist.. it is all right.. many a times I write only to tell myself what I wanted to hear from my own self-conscience.. if it does not go well with you or with some others.. it may just be left as a commentary that I made unto myself..

Shayad kuchh jyada hi likh gaya.. par is baat ka aksar mujhe kahan hosh rahata hai.. aapse baat karate huye apane ko chah kar bhi rok nahi pata hoon..
mai kya kar sakata hoon.. isame mera koi dosh nahi hai.. aagya leta hoon..
 
Apka anuj
Abhaya

April 13 2011
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Bhaiyaji.. The third title was renamed Basere se Door.. or atleast I have the copy which is titled as thus.. I believe thr first time the biography came to print it was supposed to be Pravas ki Dayari yet I think.. you could also be right..
 
I would say that I was little slow on Kya Bhoolun Kya Yaad Karun it was probably the effect of having read the Need Ka Nirman and Basere se door before.. and probably also the fact that I was reading it in parallel with Dashdwaar se Sopan tak..
 
One thing I really like to admit here.. his prose was equally impressive if not a shade better than his poetry.. I would say it is one of the rarest of the honest autobiography where he did probably speak very closely of what he felt and found life to be.. it is a must for everyone of the Dr. Bachchan’s admirer’s..
 

My favourite is probably the Pravas ki dayari.. err.. Basere se door.. what vivid description of his days spent at Cambridge and Europe.. how well he has described every single detail from his tough times and management of all his resources and the support from Shrimati Teji Bachchan.. absolutely great account.. of course I would be more eager to read Kya bhoolun Kya yaad Karun whenever I read his prose next time.. as I feel I had not done enough justice to it in my first reading..

aap aisa bilkul na samajhe ki yah sab maine aapki galati pakdane ke liye likha hai.. ho sakata hai hum dono hi apani apani jagah theek ho(n).. pravaas ki dayari ke mamale mein..
 

All said and done… you need to be congratulated for telling us in such great details about eminent Hindi writer who fortunately happens to be your father.. who could know him better than you.. we expect some reflections from his life and times would find to make up the contents of this blog in future as well..

Saprem apka anuj
Abhaya

March 5 2011. (11:45 AM)

(Translation of some portions of the post from brother Amitabh Bachchan by me - Date 21st February 2011)   

.. और भांगड़ा ड्रम की गुंजती आवाज के बीच मैं  कुछेक नजुक से दिखने वाले बटन दबाकर आगे की ओर बढता हूं ! होटल की खिड़की के बाहर जिस शादी का दृश्य दिखाई पड़ रहा है वह वास्तव में भव्य विशाल और मस्ती भरे माहौल का एक अनूठा मंज़र है जैसा कि शादियों में अक्सर देखा भी गया है । हर तरह की बंदिश काफूर हो जाती है सभी लोग अच्छे से अच्छे कपड़े और अपने बढिया गहनों को प्रदर्शित करने में कहीं भी कोई भी कमी नही छोड़ते और वातावरण का रंगीन माहौल बस दिलो दिमाग पर छा जाने को बेताब सा रहता है ।  

सेट पर हम कॉलेज और विश्वविद्यालय के दिनों के बारे में चर्चा कर रहे थे,  जब छात्रावास, में खाना खतम हो जाता या जब कभी जेब में फाके चल रहे होते तब उन विपरीत परिस्थितियों से किस प्रकार अपने आपको उबारने के लिये – अपना पेट भर कर खाना खाने ले लिये क्या क्या जतन या क्या-क्या नई तरकीबें ईजाद करने मे हम लोग अपना दिमाग लड़ाते । दिमागी घोड़ॆ दौड़ाते कि कहीं कोई शादी-वादी तो नही हो रही,  वक्त के हिसाब से जैसे भी हो किसी ना किसी दोस्त से सूट उधार मांग कर शादी में शरीक होने चल पड़ते फिर वह सूट चाहे कितना ही टाइट क्यों न हो बेगानी शादी में अब्दुल्ला दीवाना वाली बात शायद इन्ही मौकों के लिये कही गई होगी ।  अक्सर हम लोग लड़के वालों की तरफ़ से ही शादी में शरीक होते, शदियों में उन्ही लोगों की अधिक आवभगत होती है, फिर तबीयत से छक के खाना खा पीकर अपनी आत्मा तृप्त करते । यह सब बातें जवानी के पागलपन का वे हिस्सा थीं जिनके बारे में आज सोचकर यही लगता है कि किस चतुराई से हम यह सब कर लेते थे और कामयाब भी हो जाते थे ।

 

.. या फिर दिमाग उन दिनों की यादें ताजा करा देता जब पास आऊट होने के एक साल बाद शेरवुड कॉलेज के फाउंडर सप्ताह मनाने के लिये हम लोग गये गये थे और  वहां जाने के बाद किस तरह दोस्तों के साथ मौज-मस्ती में किस प्रकार हमारी जेबें बिल्कुल ढ़ीली हो जातीं यहा तक कि दिल्ली वापसी के टिकट तक के लिये भी पैसे नही बचते थे । ऎसे में क्या किया जा सकता था । जैसे भी हो काठगोदाम स्टेशन से ट्रेन तो पकड़नी ही थी बस यह ध्यान रकह्ते कि सबसे आखिर में चढते सबसे नज़र बचाकर । लगभग सारा सफर तेजी से भागती हुई ट्रेन के पायदान पर लटक कर या बैठ कर कटता तब तक जब तक कोई भला टिकट धारक हमारी हालत पर तरस खाकर हमें बैठने के लिये अपनी बर्थ पर ना बुला लेता । टीटी महाशय नई दिक्कतें लेकर आते कभी इस कोच से उस कोच तो कभी पखाने की पनाह लेकर ही अपनी जान बचा पाना संभव हो पाता । । कभी अगर पकड़े गये तो बड़े बड़े लोगों का हवाला देकर या फिर कोई अन्य दुहाई देकर उन्हे यह समझाने की कोशिश करते कि किन बुरे हालात में यह यात्रा करनी पड़ रही है कि भैया दिल्ली पहुंचने दो वाहा जितना भी बकाया होग वह सब चुकता कर दिया जायेगा  । जैसे तैसे ही हम लोग टी टी माहाशय के चंगुल से निकल पाते और खुद भी अपनी सफलता पर आश्चर्यचकित होते - आज की चाल आखिर चल ही निकली ।

  

यह विडंबना ही है कि आप बड़े होते है फिर आपके बच्चे होते है, आप उन्हे ईमानदारी और सच्चाई का सबक सिखाते हैं ।

 

यह अचरज की ही बात है कि किस तरह बचपन के पड़े हुये संस्कार कैसे जीवन भर के लिये हमारे साथ बंध जाते हैं, समय या समय की नियमितता का आदर करने मैने अपने पिता के साधारण लगने वाले सिद्धांतों से ही सीख़े है – स्ट्रीट लाईट्स जलने से पहले ही घर पहुंच जाना नही तो समझ लो कि आज के खाने की छुट्टी । उन दिनों हम लोग साइकिल पर ही कहीं आया जाया करते थे पूरी ताकत से पैडलिंग करते कि कहीं आज का डिनर गुल न हो जाये । जब तक बुलाया ना जाये तब तक बड़ों की बातचीत में शरीक होने की हमें अनुमति नही थी आज्ञा होने पर भी मूक रहकर सुनते रहने में ही भलाई थी बीच में बोलने की अनुमति नही थी इसे बदअदबी समझा जाता था ।

 

अमिताभ बच्चन

 

 

Happy Birthday to you Sir - from Abhaya Sharma, Amrit Sharma, Savita Sharma
 with entire Sharma family in Mumbai, Delhi, Bareilly, Bangalore, London, Washington, Sydney, Holland and other places..  

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Respcted Brother and
Dear Subhash Kaura, Sameer, Jasmine and many more..
 

I have a simple point to make with regards to your observations.. especially about the towering role played by Gandhi-Nehru in our freedom struggle..

Here I wish to add that the role of Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Lala Lajpat Rai, Ras Behari Bose, Mangal Pande, Rani Laxmi Bai, Sarojini Naidu, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and even Mohammad Ali Jinnah (before the stand he took on Muslim league’s desire for a separate entity for Muslims) is equally responsible for our freedom besides several others.. I for one did not even know much of Masterda Surjyo Sen (Read Surya Sen) It seems we have been blind to their contributions if we just harp on Nehru-Gandhi..

I have complete respect for the two greatest man of India in the two yet I would not like to owe my every free breath in the independent country to just these two.. no doubt Pandit Nehru proved to be a great prime minister.. nothing wrong with Mahatma Gandhi being enchristened father of the nation.. they deserved it well..

I wish Sardar Bhagat Singh who was hanged at the young age of 23 had done enough for our freedom.. if we can call Gandhiji the father of the nation I would beckon all of you to call Sardar Bhagat Singhas the Son of India..

I must hurriedly add here that I have absolutely nothing against Nehru-Gandhi being credited.. my only intention is to give the due credit to Sardar Bhagat Singh and his likes..

Please do find sometime to read Sardar Bhagat Singh - Patra aur Dastavej by Virendra Sindhu (Rajpal publishers) to know more about the life and contributions of the youngman whose Inquilaab Zindabad inspired youth of the country to take active part in the struggle for the freedom..

Cellular Jail Port Blair had witnessed several great freedom fighters being sent there as some kind of severe punishment.. unka balidaan bekaar nahi thhaa.. unka bhi azaadi ki ladaai mei barabar ka yogdaan thhaa.. I salute them all..

I wish Khele Hum Jee Jaan se that is due for release on 3rd December is a great success.. it is not for the love of Abhishek or Deepika that I say this.. I profoundly want it to succeed for Masterda Surya Sen, Kalpana Dutta and the 14 year old Subodh Roy.. I could be wrong with the age and name of the young boy.. I may be forgiven for that..

Love Affection and Respect
Abhaya 1st December 2010
Respected Brother
Sadar Charan Sparsh

I must say that KHJJS was one topic that I discussed with Abhishek when we had met.. he probably was not as elaborative about the theme and title of the film as you were.. I can understand this as some pre-release code of conduct..

I wish the movie a great success.. he is getting on right path.. what counts is a good film and not anything else.. what matters is sincerity in one’s effort toward one’s role and not someting else.. I believe Abhishek is getting there.. I wish KHJJS a great success.. I would be in patriotic mood too as I leave for Kala Paani.. err.. Port Blair..

Love Affection and Respect
Abhaya Sharma

October 28 2010 08.10 AM

   
Here I am going to share some of the pictures from the birthday celebrations of Amitabh Bachchan.. on October 11, 2010.. The pictures are in a folder on this site called amitabh_68bday on right side.. it contains odd numbered files.. there would be more pictures uploaded soon.. the even numbered.. give me some time to breath..
In the mean time you may also enjoy the video on youtube made from the pictures taken at the birthday celebrations. just click the link below

Respected Brother

Sadar Charan Sparsh..

It was one of those rarest of rare moments to be in your august company and what could be more exciting for 12 year old Amrit.. who was there before me with Sachin.. the two had left the car and took an auto as we got little too late and I decided to leave the car in front of Nanavati took an auto and with somewhat great difficulty just sneaked into Janak.. the first thing I could touch your feet even when you were in the middle of press interview.. that I realised Amrit was right there clicking some pictures of you.. I could not immediately join up at second floor.. yet I finally did manage and what could have been the biggest surprise of my life I was there in the great compay with you, Abhishek, Shweta, Aishwarya, Agastya, Navya Valorie, Renate and the most fortunate of the lucky 7 one of whom was not there for some reasons best known to her.. I really feel too sad for Nandita Kao.. that she was not there.. Let me tell here that she is as dear to me as Valorie and Renate.. I shall always wish that she finally is able to make it to the KBC shoot to which the lucky seven are invited..

Oh. did someone call me from behind and say Abhaya.. the voice said Hi Abhaya.. this is Mila.. only later did I realise it was lyudmila.. I met when I realised I was here and my biggest surprise when I asked about the other friend and was told it was Zhenya.. I could not have believed my eyes.. we exchanged hugs.. the camera was with Amrit  could not take their pictures.. it is all right. they told that they had met you at Prateeksha..

The gang.. led from the front by Valorie Adams and Renate comprised of Manoj, Kabeer, Barun, Vijji to make up the six of those luicky 7.. Kalpana was there.. so was Nitish.. and Sachin who had come with me and Amrit.. there was Sheetal of course I did not realise it was her.. it is all right my apologies to her for not knowing.. she had flown in just for the meeting from Delhi so had Sachin..

Amrit told me she had good time with Aishwarya and the two discussed Robot.. he also told that he shared a cheat code with Agastya.. had shared some great moments with Abhishek and Shweta and enjoyed Valories'.. He said he could very well understand Valories English unlike of other Americans and it was a very happy moment for him when he posed with you at the centre in group photograph.. m that particular picture is almost ruined.. you see I had purchased the Sony  370 some 12 hours back.. as my cannon was giving some problem.. I was told at ezone that Cannon was working fine and I had to just replace with good batteries.. I did not want to take chances when it was the life time opportunity.. so I asked the fellow at K Stars to pack the Sony camera..

There could be pages ad pages written about this meeting if I had time and ability.. the experience of meeting the od of Hindi film industry was indeed one of the best times in my 51 years of existence.. I had got the chance on your birthday could only add much fervor and glamour to it.. yet other than touching your feet thre or four times.. I wanted to touch for some more times.. and few hesitant startup conversation are difficult t describe.. to be honest with you I was not able to believe that I was there with you for such a long time.. My close encounters with you always had good length.. starting with Hope 86 where I was there at Brabourne railings.. to mesmerizing Bachchan Sandhya last year at Bhavans.. to a personal meeting with you yesterday.. God did seem to be very happy with me for some reasons.. and it did leave a highly memorable experience especially when you said of the interview that I had done as a monologue.. yah to Hindi mei hai.. and you had asked yeh mere liye hai ya aapke liye hai.. and before I could say anything you said I will sign it you keep it with you.. oh what a great gesture on your part.. the first time I had taken autogrpahs at Do Chattane by D. Bachchan the pen did not quite work I later got several Autographs on the DVDs that I had bought actually for Valorie and Renate.. she most smilingly told me I need not give it to her and I could treasure them for myself..

Kabeer had repeatedly told me and Amrit about his pictures being emailed.. kabeer.. quite a few pictures were spoiled due to shaking.. yet there are couple of good ones there.. I asked Amrit to click for me Valorie and Renate.. me Vijji and Barun me and Manoj yet somehow an individual picture with you was not taken..  that is the only sad part.. we will have it next time..

The pictures.. some of which have been given a link on my website were uploaded and proably Kishore was the first one to see them.. he was online and kept me busy till 1.30 AM in the night..

And I did miss the snooker last night to watch Kuan Banega Krorepati.. Deewar dialogue was done with same intensity as it was done in the film some 35 years back.. you are still having the very best of voice and emotional scenes are still one of your strongest pls point..  it was great to hear Charu's commentary on KBC.. nicely worded up and Sanjay Dutt.. Sanju baba.. Munna bhai was good to tell that sir aapse hi to seekha hai.. I l;oved the first episode of KBC and it was as great as a meeting with you earlier in the day.. though I felt that Rajesh Chauhan and Alok Kumar could have done much better.. How on earth could Rajesh think that Gyaneshwari and Gorakhdham were the rivers.. it is all right.. and Alok not knowing the color saffron produces in the milk.. it is all right.. the remix khaaike paan babaras vala was extraordinary and shows that someone who is entering into the 69th year could still gyrate his body as well he did it some 3 to 4 decades back..

I did want to say a lot of things but somehow the words would simply fail to come to me..  could not even recite my complete Amitabh mahima.. nor tell you about so many recordings I have done  from Dr. Bachcchan's work.. ye it was undoubtely the most blessed moment of my life.. me touching your feet and you lifting me to bless.. yeh janm safal ho gaya bhaai.. kahane ko to abhi bhi bahut kuchh baaki hai.. dheere dheere batane ki koshish karoonga to shayad sab kuchh ek na ek din is blog par ya apani website par prastut kar sakunga.. Hindi mein bhi likhana chahata hoon.. par philahaal mai apne flow ko rokana nahi chahata..

Ek sabse aham baat jo main yahan batana bhool hi gaya vo Savita ki aap se mobile par hui baatcheet.. use shayad vishwas hi nahi huaa ki aap hi line par hain.. jab aapne kaha ki jee. main Amitabh Bachchan.. she must have wished you and you said thankew and Dhanyavaad.. A picture had captured the expression on yor face.. she liked it..

yah silsila to itani jaldi khatam hone vala nahi hai.. office jaane ki taiyaari karani hai.. kuchh ek photos ko process karke upload karana hai.. to the answer to Kishore's  question of when are you likely to cme to London.. you had said I don't know but it was wrongly told to him as it was not possible right now.. I did goof up on that.. what can really be impossible for you.. it was only uncertain that is about it..

I thank you on behalf of Amrit as well.. he said he was not in doubt that he had met you Abhishek, Aishwarya,  Shweta, Agastya and Navya he gave a vivid account to his friend downstairs Mukta and told her that Navya was of her age.. and was in eighth likie her.. so much is enough for now..

And I say Belated Happy Birthday.. I failed to wish you on your birthday in words seems to reflect how awe-struck I must have been of the meeting with you..

Love Affection and lot of Respect

Abhaya Sharma and Amrit Sharma..

Post Script : Special  thanks are due to Kishiore Bhatt, Fatima and Valorie Adams who have made it possible for me to meet you in other than dreams.. we have met for the thirs time in real life.. but it was the first time I could really be present close to you..  Rosy Singh must have known me too to make the inclusion at such a short notuice..  apna beshkeeamti samay hum logo ke saath vyateet karne ke liye Aapko bhi bahut bahut dhanyavaad..

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परम प्रिय भाईसाहब अमिताभ बच्चन

राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किये जाने पर आपका सादर अभिनंदन ।

आपके पॉ में अभिनय के लिये राष्ट्रीय सर्वोत्तम अभिनेता चुने जाने पर विशेष बधाई । यह चौथा अवसर है जब आपको किसी राष्ट्रीय फ़िल्म पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया है – अपनी पहली ही प्रदर्शित फ़िल्म ‘सात हिन्दुस्तानी’ में सर्वोत्तम सहायक कलाकार के लिये, अग्निपथ तथा ब्लैक में सर्वोतम अभिनेता के लिये और एक बार फिर से पॉ में अभिनय के लिये सर्वोत्तम अभिनेता से सम्मानित किया जाना अपने आप में एक महान उपलब्धि है ।

भाई पार्टी होनी चाहिये ? जिस प्रकार का अभिनय आपने किया था उसके लिये एक गीत की रचना किसी दिन की थी पूरी रचना तो अब याद नही है जो थोड़ी बहुत याद है वो यहां प्रस्तुत है –

पॉ में जो अभिनय था देखा तुम्हारा     
लगता था फिर से कि देखूं दोबारा      
अभिनय था क्या एक जीवन जिया था  
क्या खूब अभिनय वो तुमने किया था ।


अभय शर्मा, मुम्बई भारत ।
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The Complete poem - Buddha ur Naach Ghar by Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

निशब्द हुआ मै परख रहा था

शांति-भाव की उत्तमता

भूली-बिसरी यादें लेकर

बस निरख रहा था सुंदरता

क्या अनंत आदि काल से

चिर-सुख सदा महकता था

जीवन, जीवन के श्रम में

क्या नही छिपी है मोहकता ।

 

आदरणीय भाईसाहब

सादर चरण स्पर्श

आपकी पहली लम्बी कविता में अपने आपको सही रूप से न ढाल पाने के कारण आप तक पहुंचाने में विलंब अवलंब हो रहा है, यह लघु कविता अधिक सरल-सहज प्रतीत हुई पूर्ण-रूपेण आपके भावों को समेट सका हूं ऎसा तो आभास नही हो रहा पर साथ ही आपके भावों को रूपांतरित करने को यह सुअवसर प्राप्त हुआ इसी से मन में एक प्रकार के उन्मुक्त आनंद का अनुभव हो रहा है । आशा है आपको तथा अन्य सभी को मेरा यह लघु प्रयास रुचिकर-प्रियकर लगे इसीलिये यहां प्रस्तुत करने की धृष्ठता कर रहा हूं ।

 

नही, नही, अगर आपको पसंद ना भी आये तब भी इसमें कोई हर्ज़ नही, मै  कदापि अपने कवित्व-स्वरूप को किसी के ऊपर थोपना नही चाहता अगर कहीं कुछ त्रुटि नज़र आये तब आप अवश्य ही मुझे सुधार दें, विशेषकर अगर भावों के समावेश में कोई भारी भूल चूक हुई तो आप निश्चित ही मार्ग-दर्शन करें ।

 

आपका अनुज

अभय शर्मा (अभिमन्यु सरकार)
- 30 June 2010
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अभी-अभी जो पला पन्ना अपने आप ही दशद्वार से सोपान तक का खुल गया है वह पृष्ठ 177 है डॉक्टर बच्चन की यह कविता अक्समात ही मेरी आंखों के सामने आ गई है । मैं यहां लिखकर पढ़ना चाहूंगा, अक्सर ऎसा पाया गया है जिसे लिख कर पढ़ा जाता है वह बात हमारे तन-मन या जहन में रच बस जाती है ।  यहां यह कविता प्रस्तुत कर रहा हूं पिछले पन्ने क आखिरी पंक्ति से यह उद्धरण प्रारंभ हो रहा है कुछ इस तरह से

 

एक दिन मैं शातू दि वरसाई देखने गया । कभी-कभी कल्पना जो चित्र खींचती है वह सत्य से कितना मिलता-जुलता है । निश्चय ही बंगाल का काल में वरसाई जैसा मैने कल्पित किया था वह कार्लाईल के फ्रेंच रिवोल्यूशन पर आधारित था । वरसाई को जैसा मैने देखा उसका वर्णन करना चाहूं तो आज भी मुझे अपनी कप्विता की पंक्तियों का सहारा  लेना होगा

 

ग्यारह मील दूर पैरिस से

एक मनोहर वनस्थली में

वरसाई गर्विता बसी थी,

ऋद्धि-सिद्धि संपत्ति विभव से

वैभव से सब भांति लसी थी;

गुंबद, कलश धरहरे वाले

नभचुंबी प्रासाद खड़े थे,

जिनके चारों ओर सुशोभित

हरे घने उद्यान बड़े थे ।

झलक रहा था जहां-तहां पर

झीलों का नीलम सा पानी

करते थे संगीत मनोरम

जिधर-तिधर झरने सैलानी;

शीतल मंद सुगधित सारी

चिंताओं को हरने वाला

पवन सदा उस पर बहता था

 

Before I could try to put forth his description I must add here that my intent is not t present a word t word translation that nearly always looses the beauty of  what the poet might have wanted to say. It is quite possible that I may loose the track and confer my own views! Fortunately for me, I have never visited France, so if such a thing happens it would be more of an imagination error than a factual error! My apologies to the people of Versailles if that were to happen it was never intentional in nature! It is not to hurt their feelings in any way.. not that I ever intend to hurt anyone by any of my acts leave alone the beautiful loving people of France !!

 

Eleven miles far from Paris –

In deep forestry quite enchanting

The pride of Versailles stood alike,

Filled to brim with the feats of life

Fortunes glory and sublime

Blessed on path with a great artistry

The fascinating domes & pinnacles on earth

Those towering monuments with no dearth

Surrounded with the magnificence aloud

The green dense gardens were all around

sprinkled here-there and everywhere

The blue tinged water of lakes abound

The sonorous beautiful musical sound

came from scattered waterfalls down

The cool breeze pleasant and fragrant too

Took away worries of  all its kind

The breezy Versailles welcomes mind –

 

Abhaya Sharma (Abhimanyu Sarkar)

June 11 2010

Excerpts in Hindi from ‘Dashdwar se Sopaan Tak’ – Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan p. 177

( With the hope tha these thoughts are with brother Amitabh Bachchan as he proceeds to recite his father to the French congregations.. some of the butterflies may fly away anyway..)

 

Date April 27, 2010 : A reply to his post on West Indies Cricket:

Respected Brother

Sadar Charan Sparsh

Well, I am not into nothingness even at the end of IPL.. the IPL modigate has kept me busy reading what happens to such a prominently popular cricketing tournament in a cricket hungry country..

Indeed Caribeans took the game to newer heights.. much higher than Engaland and Australia could do it together..

Besides Rohan Kanahai and Gary Sobers (The former was my eldest brother Prabodh da;s favourite cricketer..) There were far too many that even I knew and heard on commentary during the early and mid-seventies.. the likes of

Alvin Kalicharan, Roy Fredericks, Lance Gibbs, Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Bernard Julian, Kieth Boyce, Derek Murray, Clive Lloyd and Sir Vivian Richards and a few like Desmond Haynes, Godron Greenidge, Malcolm Marshall, Gus Logie, Courtney Walsh, Carl Hooper among the middle timers and Brian Lara, Joel Garner, Curtley Ambrose and now the Gayle, Pollard, Smith and Bravo they have all been top class cricketers.. true after the world cup defeat in the 1983 to India they cam and gave us a thrashing of 5-0 in our own backyard with almost the similar teams for both countries.. that it defies  logic that the Indian win was not bit of a luck factor if not entirely a fluke.. Kapil Dev would take me to court for this.. I respect him no less than I respect and love you (Amitabh Bachchan).. yet a fact is a fact and it will remain a fact.. the one day game then was more of good cricket for just 100 or maybe 120 overs on a given day and India did go on to win the champions trophy a year later.. it is all right.. that it is the only time that we have won the world cup of cricket puts a question mark over India's mind set.. despite the fact that we had som great palyers playing for the country in post 1983 world cup win. the win had really blossomed India's interest in cricket much beyond what Wadekar's twin wins in West indies in England could have taken it to..

Let us take a break some other day I would write a previrew to the world T20 cup.. interestigly when India won the first event in 2007 they wanted to call it chamionship rather than world cup.. but let me inform the people of India.. the kind of IPL cricket we have played we have exposed ourselves t the world's best players.. everything comes at a cost.. I am sure every team knows how to tackle gambhir, Raina Yuvraj or Dhoni.. and maybe they are not even posted with some of the best Indian bowlers.. Zaheer and Nehra together do not pose as much threat as Malinga and Fernando might create for Srilanka.. it is fortunate that the best 20 bowler Umar Gul is not playing in the tournament..

I see the tournament as revival of cricket in West Indies after some 30 years.. and the flag bearer for the revival would be none other than the flamboyant Kieron Pollard.. I would not like to make predictions right away yet India's team despite the inclusion of Murali Vijay is still not good enough to lift the trophy..

More later

Love affection and respect

Abhaya Sharma

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The skyline of Mahabaleshwar (Plato Point)  - A picture taken by me that I wish to dedicate to brother Amitabh Bachchan for the year 2010 -  Wishing Him A Happy & Prosperous New Year.
 

(Date January 13 2010 9.00 AM)
 
The one of the most respedted among Humans...
 
Respected Brother
Sadar Charan Sparsh
Yeap! I did not know that there had been many such son et lumiere performances by you in the past.. yet I would say that i would not be alone in my innocent acceptance of not knowing all of your every act. some of the things I might not have had any opportunity to viewership for whatever reasons.. yet where do I say that I know or tend to know much of a lot that you have contributed.. to be more accurate.. I dn't even have a complete listing of all the films you have done.. especially the bilingual ones that Gisele when she submitted a list f your films and included Ham Kaun Hai..  was taken aback.. the first thing I did was check with her if she was right on this.. such is the human tendency to find fault with others.. I am apologetic to her..
 
Coming back to some other points raised by you here today in this post.. especially with referecneto Dr. Bachchan.. It would indeed be a highly creative venture to encompass some of the poetry by him to Dance or balle sequences.. it would indeed be a great pleasure to have some of the shows organised here in Mumbai preferably at NCPA.. the place I rate very highly.. the place where India somewhat comes to terms with some of the more developed countries.. the place where I have been on several occasions and having seen many important cultural events starting with Band darwaze starring late Amrish Puri Sahab.. the place where i would like tha important scientific programmes like honouring Nobel man from India should also be hosted one such programme should make every possible effort to bring the father of Genetic code - Sir Har Gobind Khorana to the dias..
I did write twice more yesterday.. to be put into the bin mode.. it is all right.. there was nothing very worthwhile in those contents and therefore I had not saved my posts.. I do try to keep a copy of the posts that I sometimes beleive may be required by me to read in future or at a later date..  In fact I have used some of the old posts for a second submission here over a period of time..
 
Coming to brain and utilization of the one third active and the two-third passive part.. the passive part was anyway passive.. it was never sequentially developed to be put into use.. thus the question of it taking up when the one third fails does not arise.. or so I believe I could be wrong.. after all I also fall into that generalisation of the ability to utilise only the one-third.. Yet I feel tha the two third part is subconsciously coming to our rescue at those times when we want ourselves to be more determined and dedicated to our tasks at hand.. to my mind the creative part and people pursuing imaginative profession sometimes are able to use some additional art of one's untrained brain.. Dr. Bachchan would have definitely made a good use of the higher unused portions.. You too brother have at times given an indication that you do seem to be utilising that untapped two-thirds..
 
I wish to use it but don't have the capacity to make much use of it.. it was in this context that I had offered a statement that scientists must make use of their imaginative portions to explain away the unexplained.. logic works well.. but logic is not all to our existence and undersatnding.. There is no one logical reason wich could explain my deep association with you on this blog and having wasted the opportunity to meet you on November 28, 2009.. I think meeting physically does not have much fascination for me as it might be for some others.. but then how does one communicate what one wants.. I seriously do not know what I want from my life after 50 years.. no, no, I am not saying that I am aimlessly doing what I do.. eyt there is no one fixed defined goal in my mind.. I am not channelised.. I am not a pure scientist so to say despite being in the scientific organisation for more than half of my life.. (29 of my 50 years)..
 
I thnik if I am given a freedom to express myself at will I would just
 go on filling the pages without much realising how I may be seemingly proving too monotonous to the reader.. so I stop here abruptly...
 
Love, Affection and Respect
Abhaya Sharma
PS I took some nine pictures from the screen awards for uploading at the page I have for you at my website..
http://sites.google.com/a/abhayasharma.net/amitabh_bachchan/
The link appears on the left menu bar towards end..
 
Buddha Aur Naach Ghar - Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan (Voice - Shri Amitabh Bachchan) 

 

समय

समय तुम्हारे साथ साथ चलता हूं मैं
तुम रुकते नही तुम थकते नही
तुम कहीं कभी भी थमते नही
क्या बात तुम्हारी है न्यारी
पीछे भी कभी तुम मुडते नही
तुमको न कोई बांध सका
सब मर्जॊं की तुम एक दवा

जो चाल तुम्हारी समझ गया
धरती पर उसने है राज किया
हे समय बड़े तुम बलशाली
वीरों को देते खुशहाली
सब आस निराश के ज्ञाता तुम
सुख ओर दुखॊं के दाता तुम

तुम से ही जग में है वैभव
हो अभय तुम्हीं तुम ही अमृत
हे समय तुम्हें हम करे नमन
पीड़ा जग की अब करॊ हरण
हे समय तुम्हारे साथ है हम

- अभय शर्मा

Reespected Brother
Sadar Charan Sparsh

The long discourse o time and its significance has vanished by a wrong click on the keyboard.. maybe time was not apt for it to be read by others yet I must add here that Time may never be seen as a villain.. I know your respect for time.. I vaguely remember how miffed you were at one time in Srinagar when the unit reached one day late.. we are accustomed to actors coming late but the whole unit making an actor of your calibre to wait that would be amounting to some disenchantment for time..

The discourse on dining table and theories regarding the positioning of persons around the table.. was quite well written and presented by you.. that Agastya has won the most important place when in town only indicates about your adjustability with time.. You have made the best use of your time and continue to rule the Hindi cinema for nearly four decades.. a remarkably admirable achievement by someone who had been summarily rejected at the outset..

Have a great time..
Abhaya Sharma

1.   ऎसी बानी बोलियेमन का आपा खोय
औरन को सीतल करे, आपहु सीतल होय।

कबीर साहब के दोहे मुझे बहुत ही पसद है, मेरी कोशिश रहेगी कि कम से कम एक दोहा यहां हर दिन लिख सकूं, हमेशा ना भी सही कभी-कभार ही सही अपने विदेशी मित्रों के लिये उसका अंग्रेजी रूपांतरण कर सकूं ।


Kabir says we must speak in such tones that we derive a great pleasure from what we speak. The way which shall not only please the listener but also our own self.

I know practicing some of the known facts are too difficult in real life.. there is no harm in making a sincere and constant effort to voice our opinions in the manner that they get a fair chance of being heard in proper light..

करत करत अभ्यास के, जड़मति होत सुजान
रसरी आवत जात ते, सिल पर परत निसान।

This one simply says practice makes a man perfect.. he has sited the example of how a soft rope with its constant and long term impact with the stone is able to leave its mark on it.. I know some of you may not have known the wells without pulley systems in place.. those days the buckets fllled with water were pulled by rope from a well, and over a priod of time, the well lining would have the marks left by the rope..

and here is this last one

दस द्वारे का पींजरा, तामे पंछी पौन
रहिबे को आचरज है, जाये तो अचरज कौन

Kabir sahab says we are like a bird trapped by our ten senses - five physical (karmendriya) and five mental (gyaanendriya) in our body. If the bird continues to stay trapped is a bigger surprise than its leaving about.. figuratively speaking he wants to emphasise that we should not be bogged down by our physical existence..

Hopefully I have not bored you too much.. hopefully I have not sounded to be too philosophical.. hopefully I have not hurt anyone.. hopefully I could continue to write here in the same way as has been doing in past.. hopefully I could meet you someday all over again like we met at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan (we spent more than three hours together.. I can’t come to terms to believe it to be true..)

Love, Regards and Affections ( to you and to all on the blog)
Abhaya Sharma January 5, 2010