In 2011 Amitabh Bachchan still made the mostly young cast and crew of Prakash Jha’s AARAKSHAN, dance to his tunes literally.
In Prakash Jha’s next film AARAKSHAN due for release this August 12th, was shot in Bhopal for over two months, the entire unit had ended up bonding like family. So when the time came to wrap up the shoot, Amitabh Bachchan decided to give the rather hard working members of his new surrogate family a night to remember.
“We were expecting it to be just another wrap up party, with the usual latest numbers playing endlessly,” reveals a member of the unit, “but Mr. Bachchan himself made sure that the party rocked.”
It’s a well known trivia that Amitabh Bachchan is very teach savvy and during the AARAKSHAN wrap party by taking over the DJ console he turned it up a notch. Mr. Bachchan was actually mixing up tracks up there on the console. Anytime he felt the tempo dip, he would mix it up with peppier beats and get the adrenaline pumping again. From Kabhie Kabhie to Kajrare, the lucky unit of AARAKSHAN danced the night away proving that Bachchan’s songs have never actually gone out of fashion.
Within minutes, DJ AB apparently had everybody, including the normally sober Prakash Jha, shaking a leg on the floor.
“I never thought I’d see my daughter and her friends dance to Mere aangne mein-from Lawaris and pag Ghungaroo bandh from Namak Halal,” Says Prakash Jha “We used to love these numbers but I didn’t imagine these kids would also be requesting them again and again.”
Amitabh himself has revealed that since it was the wedding season in Bhopal at the time, there were numerous occasions when he would be sitting in his room, listening to the ‘barati’ versions of Sharabi etc.
He may be about to become a granddad but Amitabh Bachchan’s fans are sure he’ll still be rocking even when This generation has also hung up their dancing boots.