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The deleted and lost Silsila-era treasure of Big B

Amitabh Bachchan’s Tuesday memoir is back after almost a month and this time the superstar dives into his bank of memories to recall a musical evening with classical flautist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia.

In his FB 256 post titled Tuesday Memoir : Pt Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Mr Bachchan writes about how the Padma Vibhushan awardee, who turned 75 on Monday (July 1, 2013), had scored his 1981 film Silsila, which was directed by late filmmaker Yash Chopra.

Amitabh Bachchan, 70, wrote on Facebook: Pt Hari Prasad Chaurasia … a flautist of immense renown, talent and greatness. He has been a personal friend and along with Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma, the eminent santoor player, gave us the music of Silsila ..

Mr Bachchan also enjoyed a bonus musical treat courtesy Silsila. The actor wrote: Cannot ever forget a New Year eve at the Hotel we were staying in in Delhi during the shooting of Silsila, when just Hari ji, Shiv ji and the great tabla maestro Zakir Hussain played the entire night for Yash ji, his wife, Jaya and myself ! What a moment .. I had recorded that evening night on one of those cassette players of yore and …. horror of horrors … it has got misplaced somewhere .. one of the finest impromptu music moments of three giants of Indian Classical music deleted and lost .. painful !! (sic) That cassette would possibly be the musical find of the century.


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