Big B releases reproduction of his father's poetry in Mumbai

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Mumbai, Nov 29 (ANI): Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan released a reproduction of his father's poetry at a gala event here on Saturday.

The event "Bachchan Sandhya" was organised to release the reproduction of celebrated poet, late Harivansh Rai Bachchan titled 'Madhushala'.

Junior Bachchan (Abhishek), who plays father to Amitabh in the latest movie 'Paa' was also present on this occasion. He expressed happiness to be able to recite his grandfather Harivansh Rai Bachchan's poems along with other family members for the first time.

"I am feeling very good. For the first time, the third generation of Bachchan's, I, Aishwarya, my sister Sweta and other cousins will be reciting my grandfather's poems. Also, Paa will be reciting poems which have always been very important to us and very memorable," he said.

A host of Bollywood celebrities attended the event and paid respect to the late poet 's work. Bachchan's family friend and Samajwadi leader Amar Singh also attended the event.

"To the best of my knowledge and also what I have learnt from the family too is that today the entire family is here together. Third generation is here. Paa is going to be reciting little poems from his work," said Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

The book contains both English and Hindi version of the poems.

The daughter of Amitabh Bachchan's elder brother has also illustrated the poems through sketches, which have been published inside the book. (ANI)

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