Veteran superstar Amitabh Bachchan and October filmmaker Shoojit Sircar have joined hands to pay tribute to mothers through a special montage video titled “Maa”.
Released on 10 May, two days before Mother's Day, the video with music by Anuj Garg and lyrics by Puneet Sharma, is a poignant homage to mothers with a rendition of the stirring lines in Amitabh's voice.
Speaking about the idea behind the video and working with Amitabh again after movies like Piku and Pink, Sircar had this to say in a statement.
“This video is not just for those who have lost their mothers, but also those who are fortunate enough to still be in their mom’s shadows. The idea first came to me through music. Anuj pitched the musical piece to me, as a special birthday surprise for his wife, on behalf of his small son Yajat Garg, who incidentally is the child’s voice in the video.”Shoojit Sircar
Sircar thought of making a montage video dedicated to mothers as the music really moved him.
“I felt none other than Mr. Bachchan could do vocal justice to the lyrics. So, I initially sent him small video clips along with the photo of him with his mother -- the late Shri Teji Bachchan, asking his reaction. He immediately responded saying it was a great idea and agreed to do it,”Shoojit Sircar
“For me, it was a powerful moment to shape a tribute which speaks from a child's point of view as well as a person with decades of life gone by. No matter the age, we feel our mother's presence all the time,” he added.
Amitabh also tweeted the song's link on Friday, writing “Tomorrow on Mother's Day a small tribute under Shoojit Sircar's creation, Anuj Garg's music, his son's voice, lyrics by Puneet Sharma .. and my voice !”