January 2018 – Bollywood Blind Item 3
This senior actor was once highly criticised by his peers over how much assistance and help he provided to his son’s failing career. That time, his peers’ kids weren’t into the industry yet, so his answer to their criticism was that he would like to see them not do the same when their kids make their debut and step into Bollywood.
It was somehow true because if a senior actor is of a position to help his kid, he will do it because that’s his kid. The difference between this senior actor and his peers is that he’s the most successful and is still working with a flourishing career and gets many good roles, despite his age. His son, on the other hand, has tried everything. Some worked while some didn’t. It’s not that the audience rejected him, it’s just that he’s not really that good and capable as an actor to draw the audience to the theatres to see his films. He’s not able to shoulder the responsibility of leading his own films successfully.
There was a time when he signed a gazillion films and he claimed that it was his father, who told him to sign and do every film. Obviously, they were all flops because that’s a recipe for disaster. Then, he started becoming more careful and still, these movies flopped big time. What was his excuse then? The directors that he signed with just delivered big hits before coming to him, so how would he think that their scripts won’t be good or won’t work? Perhaps, he should have read the scripts instead of banking of previous successes of these directors and producers.
We have said it before, we think it’s best that he piggybacks on other successful actors. Like, be part of an ensemble cast to take the load of responsibility off. Like he did when he signed that huge franchise comedy film, but for some reason they didn’t ask him to come back for the next one. Wonder why? There’s nothing wrong in being a character actor or a supporting actor.
Anyways, check out today’s blind item from Mumbai Mirror. It’s not that hard to figure this one out since he’s the most powerful senior actor to pull a trick like this.
Among the many travails of parenting is this: being a successful actor well in your vintage while your child is a struggling star. Enough of our senior actor friends have faced this. But Mr Inventive has devised a new plan to keep his progeny’s career alive. No, it isn’t a two-for-price-of-one strategy, that apparently was tried, tested and tossed. The name of the game is second coming: first make a film with the struggling young one, then the senior signs your next film. Wow.
Successful Actor: Amitabh Bachchan
Son: Abhishek Bachchan