As the legend of Bollywood attempts to overcome his COVID-19 status, the veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan had something to smile about this morning. Apart from his blog entries recently about his mental health state, Bachchan was moved to tears as a Polish choir performed his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s poem ‘Madhushala’. And now the actor took to Twitter to share a Carnatic rendition of Ed Sheeran’s song ‘Shape of You’ performed by South Indian vocalist, pop singer, and songwriter Arya Dhayal.
He captioned his post on Twitter by commenting that saying that it brightened his day. He wrote, “Mixing Karnatak and Western pop is not an easy task .. but she has done it with such finesse and aplomb .. there is no compromise on either style .. simply amazing !!”
After her video went viral, Dhayal posted another video on Instagram saying, “@amitabhbachchan sir shared my song just now. It feels so soooo great. Never in my dream did I imagine he would listen to me sing. Thank you so much to each and every one of you for making this possible.”
In other news, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya have been discharged from Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital after testing negative for COVID-19. Her actor husband, Abhishek Bachchan took to Twitter to share the news. He tweeted, “Thank you all for your continued prayers and good wishes. Indebted forever. 🙏🏽 Aishwarya and Aaradhya have thankfully tested negative and have been discharged from the hospital. They will now be at home. My father and I remain in hospital under the care of the medical staff.” You can catch up here
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