Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan.

MUMBAI — Amitabh Bachchan has been singing in films since 1979’s “Mr. Natwarlal” and reciting in songs since “Adalat” (1977), made four decades ago. He will again lend his voice to a soulful song for his upcoming psychological thriller, “TE3N,” which is scheduled to release Jun. 10.

The song, titled “Kyun Re?” (which means “Why, Man?”) has been penned by another Amitabh, whose surname also begins with the letter ‘B’ — Bhattacharya — and is composed by Clinton Cerejo. It is pivotal to the movie, directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vidya Balan (in a special appearance crucial to the plot).

This is the 35th film for which Bachchan has lent his voice for a song (sometimes more than one, as in “Silsila,” “Baghban” and “Baabul”), mostly as a singer but sometimes just to speak or recite some passage(s). “Kahaani” remains the only film here in which he did not star yet sang a thematic number on the city of Kolkata.

Bachchan has sung probably in some Bhojpuri films and has also given voice-overs as the narrator in several films beginning with the 1969 “Bhuvan Shome” (his overall debut), “Bawarchi,” “Tere Mere Sapne,” “Hello Brother,” “Lagaan,” “Insaaf - The Justice,” “Jodhaa Akbar,” “Krrish 3,” the animation film “Mahabharat,” “Zor Lagaa Ke…Haiya,” “Swami” (2007), “Ek Krantiveer: Vasudev Balwant Phadke,” “Boss” and more.

Sujoy Ghosh is the executive producer, and, like his directorial venture “Kahaani,” “TE3N” has also been shot in Kolkata. The director had previously worked with Bachchan in the 2014 TV drama mini-series “Yudh.”

Here is a list of films for whose songs Bachchan has lent his voice:

1. Aankhen

2. Adalat

3. Aetbaar

4. Aks

5. Aladin

6. Amar Akbar Anthony

7. Armaan

8. Baabul

9. Baghban

10. Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap

11. Bhoothnath

12. Bol Bachchan

13. Cheeni Kum

14. Dev

15. Jaadugar

16. Kahaani

17. Khuda Gawah

18. Laal Baadshah

19. Laawaris

20. Mahaan

21. Main Azaad Hoon

22. Mr Natwarlal

23. Naseeb

24. Nishabd

25. Paa

26. Pukar

27. Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag

28. Sarkar

29. Shamitabh

30. Sharaabi

31. Silsila

32. Sooryavansham

33. Toofan

34. Wazir

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