India and Pakistan clash on March 19 at the Eden Gardens. Amitabh Bachchan will open the match with his rendition of the National Anthem. The Pakistani anthem will be sung by Shafaqat Amanat Ali
"No matter where you hear it, in whatever condition in whatever situation, there is something about this song this anthem this composition, that leaves you with the power of national pride and place," Big B said
Mr Bachchan's rich baritone echoes around Jorasanko, the ancestral home of Rabnindranath Tagore who wrote Jana Gana Mana
Mr Bachchan is also rumoured to have been invited to the banquet in honour of Mr Obama at Rashtrapati Bhawan tonight
What is it about the national flag and national anthem that brings that undeclared emotion within us, wonders Amitabh Bachchan who recently shot a scene for Satyagraha holding the Tricolour.