In occasion of Abhishek Bachchan‘s birthday, Amitabh Bachchan has shared his thoughts and some pictures on his personal blog. What he wrote is true and he also needs to be reminded that Abhishek keeps getting chances despite delivering flops after flops because he is Amitabh Bachchan‘s son. It’s part and parcel of every famous star kid: to be recognised by their parents’ achievements. They are better off finding other careers instead of taking on after their fathers. On the same note, imagine how awful life will be for Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai’s daughter, Aaradhya, when she grows up and understands what’s going around. It’s sad, but that is a fact.
Think of it this way: these star kids had/have a great life growing up with everything they need or don’t need. So, them suffering from failure professionally is the only way they can learn about what life is like for other ‘normal’ people. That said, even if Abhishek has delivered flops after flops, he still has a big home to go to and chauffeured cars to drive him to anywhere he wants. So, life is still not so bad for him. Maybe he can graduate to secondary roles, that will give him more jobs.
The one thing that differentiates Abhishek to other star kids is the fact that he’s the son of Jaya Bhaduri. This means that there’s no way Abhi will behave like his father did and maybe still is. We won’t say in what terms, but we think you know where we are going with this. Growing up as the son of Jaya has made him a much better man than the other star kids around. His acting talent and success aside, Abhi does look like a good son, husband, father, brother and uncle. That’s quite a unique achievement to have in Bollywood.
I was born, Bachchan ji’s son. A celebrity even before I knew how to spell the word… Abhishek was born as Amitabh Bachchan‘s son… A celebrity even before he could find out what it meant.
My father was a known respected public figure. There were always those unwritten behavioural compulsions that were needed to be adhered to, to follow certain social norms, moral and cultural in keeping with the surname. Abhishek had to go through the same. And still does.