NATIONAL ANTHEM IN SIGN LANGUAGE WITH AMITABH BACHCHAN
Millions of Indians suffer from ‘hearing impairment’, yet they don’t let this impairment come in the way of their daily routine or pursuing their dreams and conquering new heights.
To sensitize the society to the exceptional abilities of these ‘specially-abled’, one of my dear friend, Satish Kapoor, Founder of Brotherhood – an NGO devoted to cause of specially abled people – came up with the idea of producing a video of National Anthem sung in sign language.
After several rounds of discussions, it was decided to approach and request the legendary superstar Amitabh Bachchan to sing the national anthem in sign language.
The desire to cast Amitabh Bachchan came from his superlative performance in the critically acclaimed film ‘Black’, in which he enacts the role of a larger than life teacher who infuses a new lease of life to a deaf and blind girl played by Rani Mukherjee.
Actually many other films of Amitabh Bachchan too had memorable characters who were specially-abled. Much to Satish’s surprise the Big ‘B’ agreed to do the honours. After several rehearsals, the idea finally took shape in the form of a Video with Amitabh at his best.
The true heroes of this video are the specially-abled children who play along with Amitabh Bachchan in the video. They inspire all of us through their indomitable spirit to survive and succeed even when the odds are stacked against them.
Details of the production:
Title: National Anthem in Sign Language with Amitabh Bachchan
Concept: Satish Kapoor
Direction: Govind Nihalani
Music: Adesh Srivastav
What has come out is a mesmerizing performance by Amitabh Bachchan. We hope this will help us in sensitizing the society to the special needs of these people.
Satish Kapoor of Brotherhood deserves congratulations for this great initiative!
APEEJAY STYA UNIVERSITY, Gurgaon (of Apeejay Education Society) is proud to be associated with this social initiative as one of the sponsors.
The much-awaited video was released yesterday at a function in Delhi. You may like to share it for wider dissemination so as to achieve greater impact.