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Brahmastra actor Amitabh Bachchan to debut as a music composer in R Balki's Chup

Headlined by Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan, Shreya Dhanwanthary, and Pooja Bhatt, the film is slated to hit screens on September 23.

Brahmastra actor Amitabh Bachchan to debut as a music composer in R Balki's Chup
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Last Updated: 08.31 AM, Sep 06, 2022


Amitabh Bachchan is getting ready to make his debut as a music composer for director R Balki's psychological thriller Chup.

Roping in Big B as the music composer, director R Balki stated, "It all happened very impromptu. I had requested that Amitji see the film (Chup). He called me over after seeing it and played me a tune on his piano, saying that's how the movie and the characters made him feel. He was deeply moved. I was overjoyed. When I asked if I could use the song, he immediately gave it to the film. Today, Chup is the first film to feature Amitji's official composition as the credits' score."


R Balki and Amitabh have previously collaborated on several major projects, including Paa, Cheeni Kum, and Shamitabh.

Chup, an upcoming psycho-thriller film starring Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan, Pooja Bhatt, and Shreya Dhanwanthary, is set to hit theatres on September 23, 2022.

The teaser for Balki's Chup has piqued everyone's interest and has already built massive anticipation around the film, leaving everyone wondering what it's all about.

Touted as a romantic psychopath thriller, the film is said to be a tribute to Guru Dutt and his 1959 classic Kaagaz Ke Phool.

Chup: Revenge of Artist's screenplay and dialogues were co-written by Balki, critic-turned-writer Raja Sen, and Rishi Virmani. Co-produced by Pranab Kapadia and Anirudh Sharma, this one features music by composer Amit Trivedi and Vishal Sinha as director of photography (DoP).

Meanwhile, Amitabh will next be seen in GoodBye, which will be released on October 5, 2022, alongside Rashmika Mandanna and Neena Gupta.

Aside from that, he will be seen in director Sooraj Barjatya's next family entertainer Uunchai, which will be released on November 11, 2022, alongside Anupam Kher, Parineeti Chopra, and Boman Irani.

Amitabh Bachchan, who has sung songs for films such as Holi Khele Raghuveera, Ekla Chalo Re, and Main Yahan Tu Wahan, attributes his musical talent to his father, late poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

"The music that represents me, which I have the opportunity to explore and compose, comes from within. There is no formal education or experience. It just happens. I can't help but think that the strains of my father's musical interest have followed my genes and become an integral part of my construct. I have no other explanation for its presence," Bachchan had written on his blog.

Big B
Big B

However, the actor has certain reservations too.

"Music remained integral in us all from our days of learning to crawl. But the learning of it crawled throughout us. To date, I ask many of those that have the blessings of notes and chords and voice, what it would take to be in their justice, in their sanctified courtyard. They assure me it is never too late. I have reservations. May it remain within, if not in learning, then in its subdued and silent presence," he added.

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