Thursday, August 11, 2011

Amitabh Bachchan and language love

What is India's most famous movie star doing in our blog? Is he writing for us? Doing an audio recording of our book? Well, don't we keep saying we love all those who help to promote a love for languages? And the actor did just that when he spoke to the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) recently:

"Amitabh Bachchan feels the purity of written and spoken language is subsiding in these times of quick communication but hopes to restore the charm of literature by opening a museum to store his father and noted writer Harivansh Rai Bachchan's works.

"I do believe that the richness of our language is getting lost. We used to spend a lot of thought and lot of energy behind what was written and spoken. Perhaps, it was a lot richer in earlier times," Amitabh told IANS in an interview."

You can read the entire article here.

Now, if we can only get him to translate a story for us into Hindi...we'll certainly make a song and dance about it! Sigh.

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