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The illustrious other Pandit Ravi Shankar's first wife says the maestro was insecure of her popularity

Sep 01, 2014    

The story of Pandit Ravi Shankar and his first wife who is considered to be a better musician and the "virtuoso's virtuoso", surbahar maestro Annapurna Devi, could almost be the plot of 1973 blockbuster Abhimaan. Infact, a lesser known fact is that it was this marriage that was the basis of Hrishikesh Mukherjees Abhimaan, where a famous singer (Amitabh Bachchan) and his shy wife (Jaya Bachchan) have problems in their marriage when her popularity soars above his. Mukherjee discussed the story with Annapurna Devi before he embarked on the film. However, while in the movie the couple ge...

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