CELEBRATING THE SIX-PACK VOICE
An aspiring news reader who was rejected by the country’s most respected radio station ,All India Radio FM, today stands arguably India’s biggest Superstar -Amitabh Bachchan , whose “Six-Pack Voice” has gone down in history as “The Voice of the Nation”.
With nothing but dreams ,Mr.Bachchan boarded a train that took him to the city of opportunity and heartbreak ,however, Mumbai back then did not embrace its biggest creation with open arms. In an attempt to using his strengths to make a living, Amitabh Bachchan tried to use his most unique characteristic ,his deep baritone when he approached AIR ,however, he was rejected after the audition test.Immediately after, the superstar was roped in for 1969’s Saath Hindustani for which he won a National Award and ever since there has been no looking back !
46 years later, the icon is back and how with R.Balki’s Shamitabh that celebrates his humble beginnings,his uniqueness and his biggest strength – the historic baritone –
Says director R.Balki,” ‘. I think Amitji’s parents and some supernatural power need to be thanked for giving us a voice that not only has become the voice of Hindi cinema but has almost become the voice of the Hindi language…the language sounds like the language of the gods when he speaks it!!!! Nowhere in the world has a voice dominated a visual medium like it has in India!!! Shamitabh is a small ode to this voice.”