Amitabh Bachchan's Official Blog

Aug 24

DAY 2321

Marriot, Jaipur             Aug  23/24,  2014             Sat/Sun  1:29 am

COME ONNNNNNNNNN  !!

@JAIPURPANTHERS …. !!!

We won .. am in Jaipur to witness the game ! What an atmosphere .. what a sport .. fast, thrilling, strength, guile, strategy all rolled into one ..

And best part .. is over in 40 minutes .. 20 mins each side … in today’s times of low tolerance and low distraction and quick results, this beats all other sport .. 

Back to Mumbai tomorrow morning in a couple of hours to face another challenge … the camera for Shoojit’s film … 

Moments to cherish, moments that shall remain, moments that make a life, moments that bind us all into one strong force .. the value of togetherness is only known on such occasions … the thousands that gather together to scream and shout at each victorious point scored ..

The energy is palpable … the effort of support is visible … the results of all the positivity .. SUCCESS … !!

So we maintain the assurance of the semi final berth, and now shall begin the real test .. 4 teams shall make it and they shall fight for the winner ..

My love and prayers …

Amitabh Bachchan 

Aug 23

DAY 2320

     Jalsa, Mumbai            Aug 22/23,  2014            Fri/Sat  12:35 am

You rush back from work … you put on the television at a particular location … you sit at one particular position .. the game starts, and the numbers add up against .. you swing your leg to the other side .. not positive results … yo swing it to the other .. worse .. you sit spreadeagled and a few points get notched up ..aahh … some hope .. lets just keep it this way .. and then YEESSSS ! It works .. victory is announced !

Some do not visit the sight of play … others do not wear particular clothing .. some invite particular company to change the tide or provide continuity in the outcome of the game.. some pray .. others do not watch .. and some feel so involved they can start a war within the four walls of your home ..

The connect for that which belongs to you in genetic generation, in city state and country, in members of the similar, in location and belief …. all go towards a compilation of voices that encourage the supporters and those whom they support to succeed .. 

The construct of voices that call in unison, have select tunes and verses and songs and special call utterances, that provoke and hope shall stimulate those that play for them, into a decisive victory. It is an amazing feel to be a part of this not just as a witness, but also a participant. The fervour, the passion that comes through has enough decibel power to shift the axis of the universe … well almost …

Point is … do we all have this calling in our lives too ?? How does one call to encourage ourselves .. how do we motivate ourselves into performance .. ?

And if per chance we do .. do we call for the right moment or deed !!!

Answer me with brutal honesty ..

Good night and sleep well ..

Worth knowing …

Amitabh Bachchan

Aug 21

DAY 2319

On location, Mumbai          Aug 21,  2014          Thu  11:47 am

 

You breathe through one nostril, and then the other and then again .. it fails to permit the region it occupies from being a passage to the brain, heart, lungs and the rest of the system .. there are discomforts that one tolerates … comforts that one does away with to get that feel .. and when that fails too, there is resort to chemicals manufactured to bring the required relief ..

You rise , you move, you contemplate, you wonder .. and then the mind is made .. made to defy what is being denied .. and in its defiance come the strength to succeed, to beat that which had beaten you, betrayed you, endangered you, had put hurdles before you ..

Life and everyday life makes much of this with all ..

We wish to breathe success, or accomplishment, or preserve .. but when the tributaries that flood our systems, prevent us from swimming across those watery hurdles, we choose either to drown wilfully in them … or ..

We resolve and summon up the blood and stiffen up the sinews to gather onward relentlessly .. we may not see the horizon, but we know there is one - fogged, slushed, overflown with the impurities of waste - and we endeavour ..

Endeavour is horizon .. horizons shall shift with the settings and the risings of the elements .. but this facet of our life is set permanently .. permanently because this is immovable, strong, fruitful and abstractly driven deep into the earth of time and place ..

Jalsa, Mumbai            Aug  21,  2014            Thu  7 :33 pm

It never lasted as long as it should have .. the work was done the next preparation was done the cast and crew were done … BUT ..

In life nothing is ever done until it is done ..

I do and do again and again .. that is the routine of perfection .. I may not get it right even then .. but there is the bank of effort and desire to excel .. it is a bank that shall keep with you in the art of creativity, in the art of life, in the art of everything that you undertake … live and exist with it .. !

love to all .. in all … for all and ever ..

Amitabh Bachchan 

DAY 2318

Jalsa, Mumbai              Aug 20/21,  2014             Wed/Thu  12:08 am

Why the violence on the street in the house in our hearts … nothing becomes the human such repulsive identity .. we were born peaceful and content and without form, attitude, belief, nation and home ..

Till one fine day .. all the definitions were pumped into us .. our minds and our brains were awash with the kind of paths and temperaments we were to adopt .. perhaps for life .. and that became the one constant in our lives ..

Rigidity set in .. form and our inform, drilled into us, we became followers without reason almost .. it was what was asked of us .. and we did it with aplomb and strong heart and mystic supposition … it was this that lasted the most for most parts of our existence .. even during our passing without our knowledge, what transpired was what had been with us throughout - the dredging of what we were and are and shall be …

That is indoctrination .. that is forced labour … that is what causes us to respect and admire what the generations and generations before us portrayed and expected us to follow ..

Follow we did, as we did admire and respect .. its interpretation was perhaps different and vague … but there all the same … firm, committed and filled with the divine value …

Many changed tracks, changed the thinking, changed course … but they changed through belief … a belief that remained prevalent and lasting … 

I last today .. you do as well .. we all do …

It is the distance of time and its regulated divinity .. if ever one were to see it …

Topics for discussion and thought that emanate from the conversations with some ..

I spend a little time with Aamir at YRF …  as I decipher our play in Jaipur for the Kabaddi …

Love and good night …

Amitabh Bachchan

Aug 19

DAY 2317

       Jalsa, Mumbai               Aug 19, 2014             Tue  11:31 PM

Switching one to the other is a boon to those that can accomplish this unnatural feat. There shall be admiration ever for them that, despite the trap they fall in, are able to survive and exist in such environs.

There needs to be endeavour to survive the effects of this activity. Many there are in this universe that are able to do so .. many do not, even though they believe in them.

I would like to believe that an arrogance of known facts .. and arrogance of behavioural belief, shall never last the test of time. Time that shall endeavour to bring about a view point that shall be all inclusive and all cosmopolitan. Time is not property to any - you can possess it or not, but it shall never have capacity to be caught, for it moves with the times of time.

Many are they that defy such. They encounter the intricacies of time, only to be wiser and better equipped. Better equipped to be able to stave off any impressions of negativity that often befalls us ..

Many succumb though to this vagary. They fall never to rise. They may be right to have accepted such. Many do not. Many opt for another favourable moment, a slight of hand, the option of a possible misjudgement .. and many other ..

But what prevails in the end of it all is the factual impressions of fact and truth. These are immortal givens in life. They shall only change if the universe were to change, geographically, meta physically, scientifically or astrologically. Time though shall always prevail even in the most adverse. It is our only constant, our only perpetual, our companion for life - if life remains limited … as the present case may be … !!

Amitabh Bachchan

DAY 2316

Jalsa, Mumbai            Aug 18/19,  2014            Mon/Tue  1:54 am

Dr Jaishree Sharad , happy birthday and many more achievements in a life that has been filled with endeavour .. love

There is need to introspect and revere its outcomes .. to come to decision and its complex conducts .. to be independent in thought word and deed … to be able, unabashedly to convince myself of the other and the other to myself ..

'Solitudinous' urges are urges that lead to unrestricted pleasure ! They come in waves of passionate resemblance … thrust you into a realm of fantasy .. a fantasy that brings you to the moment and then it explodes with such authenticity, it baffles the mind .. 

When there is creative urge to perform, to exhibit your acumen and talent, to overcome the iron castings of restrictions, of defiance, of greed and hunger for perfection, of fulfilment … and so much more … then at once, there comes a light, a beacon which leads us into that grave and darkened abyss ; an exhibit of such proportion that it dismays its inhabitants !!

I wish to inhabit those structures that we build and construct, whether in reality or in dream ..

Dreaming is not so elusive an episode after all .. it is wondrous till it lasts, fortunately wiping out its memory in what may seem a millionth spec of motion, never captured before ..

Amitabh Bachchan 

Aug 18

DAY 2315(i)

Jalsa, Mumbai               Aug  17/18,  2014               Sun/Mon  1:12 am

'Shamitabh' hits the last day for me .. after a hard day on location some several miles away from the city, they cheer for me as I leave .. to continue the next work and schedule on hand ..

There is a withdrawal symptom that gathers the moss as we roll out of one into another .. you may not truly appreciate the phenomena but the phenomena precedes and does .. it is the way of many and is the way for this as well ..

Ef on set .. and since I am contracted to confidentiality for my project, I may never be able to describe those moments .. but for the ones that did arrive it was a joy to be with you on set ..

AND DON’T YOU DARE MENTION WHAT YOU SAW, ELSE I SHALL BE IN DEEP TROUBLE … !!

Keep well and keep in good health .. and more in good connect ..

Amitabh Bachchan 

DAY 2315

Jalsa, Mumbai            Aug 17/18,  2014             Sun/Mon  12:44 am

The happiness of all that comes with the goodness of Janamashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna .. the blessings he brings to us all with his love and affection and kindness .. may his presence bring us all closer to the divinity of peace and togetherness, love and well being, respect for all in the realm of prayer …

Mythical and religious fever surrounds us all during these times of bounty and the prospect of favourable conditions … they may bring belief to some or none to others … but the ratio of belief and non belief shall always favour the beliefs …

No harm in that .. we respect all in all .. we admire fellowship .. we admire the goodness of others, the will and the strength of the followers of faith .. they are all welcome into the universe … they are all one .. they are human and humanity all with one in all …

My greetings of festivals .. to beliefs and to those that even do not, for they must have logical reason to be such .. love and the blessings of the God’s that we offer prayer to …

My love 

Aug 17

DAY 2314

Jalsa, Mumbai           August  16/17,  2014           Sat/Sun  12:43 am

A bluish tinge of lonely walk ..

Beneath the skills of the walking talk.

The age of growth expounds with flair ..

What the devil do I care .

There is not much to say today ..

The skies were pale and filled with grey.

I know not why I poet be,

Its not for me, to be, for me …

A tool that covers many a side,

Is what is prime, in ours with pride ..

I linger on without much thought,

It is distraught and more distraught ..

Do bear with me this day of DAY,

I do have another way ..

But that is not intended, true

There be so many, of different hue ..

I am but small and in no consequence

For I do live in spiked gilded fence ..

'They' feel that I am known to them

I’d rather be than pander them ..

Regrettable that it came to pass

A half filled glass, a half filled glass …

The morning harsh, beckons vivid and clear

I must be gone  .. be gone, my dear ..

Amitabh Bachchan 

Aug 15

DAY 2313

          Jalsa, Mumbai            Aug 15,  2014           Fri  6:39 pm

Nitish Murthy : Happy birthday to our Ef, and wishing him all the best that this platform this world can offer  … Love

Independence Day , August 15 … and so many thoughts run through our minds … thoughts of the struggle for freedom … thoughts on the thoughts of those that decided to do what they decided to do for the moment … how did they that fought want to do what they did .. 

Stories of those that spent their lives and gave their lives for us to be independent are documented in the annals of history … but there are thousands that were never acknowledged, never spoken of, never known .. who silently marched into the light of resistance and without any selfish motive or personal acclaim expressed and demanded, screamed and shouted, walked and existed on meagre existence so that millions of us could today be free from slavery and submission, free from the ruler from without, free to express ourselves without fear, to live with the earth of our land where we were born … !!

Most of this generation will never be able to understand the meaning of an unfree country, a country which is yours but remains in the control of foreign powers, a country which bears you but forces you to bear with others who are not of this earth’s bearing !

Most of today’s generation that comprise the largest percentage of the youth in the entire universe are from India, and they were all born free in an independent land ..

Sometimes we forget the importance and the implication of this presence !!

Sometimes we also forget, coming to more contemporary thoughts, of the release of the film ‘Sholay’ on this very day, August 15th 1975 … now completing 39 years !!

What memories attached to this film, its making, its completion, its release, its success and its longevity ..

Someday sometime later, perhaps when it completes 40 years, it would be appropriate to divulge some of those moments ..

Till then and till tomorrow .. my love to deal with and your presence to admire in mine ..

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Amitabh Bachchan