Actor Abhishek Bachchan talks about 'shaky' start in Bollywood
- Abhishek made his Bollywood debut wth 2000 film 'Refugee'
- The film was also the acting debut of actor Kareena Kapoor Khan
- Abhishek spoke about the mistakes that he has made in his career
Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, who has made his Bollywood debut with 2000 film 'Refugee', has spent over two decades in the industry. While some portrayals received praise, others didn’t go down so well with the audience and now the 45-year-old speaks about the regrets of his life.
Abhishek, who was already struggling under the pressures of being Amitabh Bachchan’s son, says that he was unprepared for his debut film.
Asked about the mistakes he feels he has made in his career, Abhishek told RJ Siddharth Kanan, “One of the very few regrets that I have is that when I made my debut, I felt that I wasn’t prepared to work with the great JP Dutta. You get to work with such an honoured director on your first film, you need to be prepared for that challenge and that honour.
"I should have been more prepared for him. I could have been better. I felt I was very underprepared as an actor for JP saab. He is family and I love him.”
However, this was also a lesson for Abhishek as he said, “But this was also learning. If I had been so prepared at that time, I would have never learnt anything as an actor. It’s not how you start, but how you end. But your start determines a large part of how you are going to end. Because my start was so shaky from the preparation perspective, it pushed me to pull up my socks.”
Abhishek Bachchan will next be seen in ZEE5 film 'Bob Biswas'. The film is a spinoff of Vidya Balan's highly successful thriller, Kahaani.
“Sujoy (Sujoy Ghosh) made a movie called Kahaani, which had a character called Bob Biswas, which was played brilliant by Saswata (Saswata Chatterjee). It's so brilliant because even after 10 years, that 8-minute role is being talked about. We're not trying to replace him, improve on what he did or ruin his work. We've made another story," said the actor.