If we are talking about nepotism and the privilege that star kids have in the industry there would hardly be any actor more privileged than Abhishek Bachchan. After all, he is the son of the legendary star Amitabh Bachchan. However, according to the Abhishek Bachchan, his professional career wasn’t that easy despite having the privilege. He started his career with JP Dutta’s Refugee in 2000 and did a number of movies after that. Let’s see what he has to say about his struggle.
Abhishek Bacchan on Sunday, took to his Instagram handle and shared a video of his Bollywood timeline. Abhishek revealed that he had approached many directors and producers to launch but no one was ready to and finally he met JP Dutta on the sets of Amitabh Bachchan’s Aks and was launched by him in 2000.
Abhishek captioned video as, “#Roadto20 Year-2009 #Delhi6 #Paa Many don’t know that in 1998 @rakeyshommehra and I wanted to start our film careers together. Him directing me in a script we both worked on called “Samjhauta Express”. Both not able to get anyone to launch us despite trying very hard. I forget how many producers and directors I met and requested to give me an opportunity to act. But to no avail! We both were friends and decided that we would develop something that Rakeysh could direct and I would act in and that’s how Samjhauta Express was conceived. Alas, the film never got made ( a regret we still have in our hearts ). Rakeysh went on to make Aks with my father and I was luckily spotted by JP saab. He liked my “look”, I had grown my hair long and a beard for SE. JP saab was thinking of making Akhri Mughal ( a historical ) and was on the lookout for a young fresh face… I got lucky. He never made Akhri Mughal but made Refugee instead.”
He added, “Over 10 years later Rakeysh and I finally managed to work together in the beautiful and still oh-so-relevant Delhi 6. Such a beautiful cast. We were all like one big family, always together even after wrap. Great senior actors that I could have only dreamt of acting with. Such a special experience. @sonamkapoor in only her second film. My second with the stunning Waheda Rehman aunty. And my first with an actor I was always a fan of and was praying I would get the opportunity to work with. Mr. Rishi Kapoor. Although Chintu uncle and I had just a few scenes together, they were so memorable to shoot! Paa, saw me reunite with my Pa! Our 6th film together. My first with Balki and second with @balanvidya also my first film as a Producer.”
Click here to watch the video directly on Instagram.
“It was such a unique concept and so sensitively handled. Only by the quirky mind of Balki! The film went on to great box-office success and won several awards for everyone. We also managed to win 3 National Film awards. @amitabhbachchan for best actor, Arundhati Ji for supporting actress and yours truly, as producer, for best film (Hindi) all of it entirely due to Balki. None of it would have been possible without his vision and conviction. I’m told dad and I even hold a Guinness book of world record for our film”, Abhishek wrote.