Being legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan’s son isn’t easy and who better to tell us the experience than Abhishek Bachchan himself!
Making his Bollywood debut in 2000 with the film ‘Refugee’, Abhishek admits that only the audience can make or break one’s career.
As per a report, while talking about nepotism, Abhishek says, “The fact is he has never picked up the phone on anyone. He has never made a film for me. On the contrary, I have produced a film for him, called ‘Paa’.”
He added saying, “People have to understand that it’s a business. After the first film, if they don’t see anything in you, or that film doesn’t do the numbers, you aren’t going to get your next job. That’s the harsh reality of life.“
Speaking about his own struggles with films, he says, “I know when my films don’t do well, I know of the films I was replaced from, of the films that could not get made, that started and didn’t have the budgets because I was not bankable at that point. Here you have Mr Amitabh Bachchan’s son. Oh, he is born with a silver spoon.“
Abhishek Bachchan can be seen next on the Netflix original ‘Ludo’ directed by Anurag Basu. Talking about Ludo Bachchan says, “Anurag is an instinctive director who does not want something that’s studied. As an actor that’s the scary thing to do, to take that leap of faith.”
‘Ludo’ is a dark comedy anthology also starring Aditya Roy Kapur, Rajkummar Rao, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Rohit Saraf, Pearle Maaney, Pankaj Tripathi, Asha Negi, Shalini Vats and Inayat Verma.
However, when asked about his dream role, Bachchan stated, “Shah Rukh [Khan] told me before I became an actor: ‘Always remember, your favourite role should be the one you are doing at that point, because if it’s not, why are you doing it’.“