Amitabh Bachchan to sing on Mumbai attacks tribute: report

Amitabh Bachchan to sing on Mumbai attacks tribute: report

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan is to lend his voice to a song commemorating those who died in last year’s Islamist militant attacks on Mumbai, a report said Wednesday.

The actor, who has attained megastar status in his 40-year career in the Hindi-language film industry, said the song would be “on the spirit of Mumbai, its resilience and its character of being able to withstand all storms".

“You may try to damage us, but you will never succeed in bending or breaking us," the actor was quoted as saying by the Daily News and Analysis newspaper.

The city’s police, which lost a number of senior officers in the 26-29 November attacks, approached singer Sonu Niigaam to compose a “soulful" song that remembers the 166 people who were killed in the 60-hour siege.

“We all think it’s a lovely concept and wanted to do our bit for the cause," Niigaam told the daily, adding that it was an honour having Bachchan involved.

About 14 other popular singers will contribute to the song, including Hariharan, Shaan and Kailash Kher, the newspaper said.