Amitabhal Bachchan, Amitabha’s father and the godfather of his band, died suddenly in the Israeli city of Ashkelon last week.
His death was the third major blow to the Bachchan brand, which has been beset by delays and cancellations since it started offering a three-day training in 2009.
Amitabhi Bachchan was known for his love of technology, his passion for fashion and his willingness to tackle complex problems, but he also had a reputation for being a bit of a perfectionist.
The band’s first album, Amitah Bachchan: The Life and Times of Amitabhu Bachchan (released in 2012), was a commercial flop, and its follow-up, Amitam Bachchan 2, was a total failure.
Despite the success of the first one, the band was still not popular enough for Amitabhis mother to buy him a new car, and he eventually sold his stake in the company to his son, Amitav.
That same year, Amitbhai started working on a film called The Amitabhang, which he had been developing in partnership with the film-maker Aravind Kumar, which was about Amitabhin’s early life.
Amitav didn’t even bother to finish it.
He was already working on another project that would be even more of a commercial failure: a musical film based on the life of the godson of Bachchan.
“I wanted to make a musical,” Amitabhai told The Jerusalem Press in 2012.
“My father’s death meant I couldn’t continue the work.
We decided to make something for our friends and relatives, who could afford the film.
The money was all set.
We thought we would make a film that would generate a lot of publicity.
It didn’t work out that way.
We were not happy with it.
The movie’s budget was less than 10 percent of the total budget.”
After that, the Bachhan family decided to start over.
They sold the brand and bought the company, but Amitabhan still wanted to be involved in the creative process.
Amitah had always been a perfectionists, and that meant he was always striving to improve himself.
His father’s influence on his creative pursuits helped Amitabhim develop a new set of standards and practices that would define the band’s future.
“When I was a child, I was the kind of kid who always wanted to know what I could do better,” Amitav told The Post in 2012, recalling his time working with his father.
“But I was never interested in becoming a superstar.
The only thing I could see myself doing was working with the team.
He would always tell me, ‘Be the best of the best.
Be the one that makes the best out of your abilities.’
I think that helped my parents see me as a talent, not just an average guy who was making movies and singing music.”
A few months after Amitabah Bachhan’s death, Amitadha Bachchan went back to school and graduated from the prestigious Kavli Institute of Music.
He moved on to work on other projects.
“He would tell us, ‘You can’t go to school.
You must work,'” Amitav said.
“We would go to his studio and practice the new techniques we were learning.
We would learn about the history of our company, the way it was structured, how to deal with the media and the problems of our employees.
We worked hard and kept practicing.
He gave us an edge in the field, but also a real advantage in the studio.”
In 2017, Amit Amitabbhai’s father died suddenly.
“The next day, I received a phone call from Amitav, asking me to go to work.
I immediately got out of my house and went to work,” Amitaj told The Times of Israel.
Amitava said that Amitabhadh and Amitabhari had spent more time together at work than they had on the road together, and they would often hang out together after work.
“They were inseparable.
I didn’t want to leave him,” Amitava told The Israeli publication Haaretz.
“Amitabhai would call me and say, ‘I want to be at work.
Please come to work, please work.’
He would tell me everything, and I would answer.
It was very intimate.
We used to talk about everything.
They were like siblings.
I don’t think he felt that he needed to work with me as much.”
Amitabhakhi and Amitav were still very close, and Amitalav would frequently come to their home in Ashkelons apartment building in the heart of the city to meet them.
He said that they spent time together “every day, almost every day.”
“He told me that he was the one who had the most fun with the band,” Amitawati said.