It’s been a long time since Abhishek Bachchan has had a solo hit movie. We don’t even remember the last film that ride entirely on his shoulders. He seems to have figure it by now that he needs to embark on ensemble comedies, which are guaranteed hits. Like he did ‘Housefull’ and joined Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh in this franchise. No word yet on whether there will be another film from this franchise and whether Abhishek will be in it. ‘Housefull 3’, despite being panned by critics, has been declared a hit and it comes at a time when Abhishek has completed 16 years in Bollywood. From ‘Refugee’ to ‘Housefull 3’, let’s see what Abhishek has to say about his whole career and his life as a superstar’s son.
Abhishek Bachchan on being the son of Amitabh Bachchan
It doesn’t matter whose child you are, if you deliver a flop, filmmakers stop taking your calls.
Abhishek on his journey in Bollywood
I’ve completed 16 years in the industry and it has been a mix of highs and lows. There has been tremendous learning and I’m still hungry to do a lot more. It’s been a great journey and it makes me happy and proud that I’m a part of this industry.
Abhishek on his low phase in Bollywood
The low phase that I went through, I think, was necessary. It teaches you a lot. I believe there is no success without failure. It keeps you grounded and makes you appreciate things.
Abhishek on having flop films
It’s true that a flop is the worst feeling in the world and destroys you as a human being.
Abhishek on being very emotional
Every actor is very emotional and so am I. I feel it’s important to learn to see the brighter side of life, and possess a sense of humour for that. My sense of humour has saved me many times when I have felt low.
Abhishek on publicly appreciating other actors’ work in movies
Definitely! There is no harm in appreciating good work. I believe in supporting and encouraging my peers. I think tinsel ville is going past the cliched catfights and is coming together in support of each other on all platforms.