MUMBAI: Reviewing his last 12 years’ work, actor Abhishek Bachchan feels people have been very generous and have given him more credit than he deserves. “I think people think I am a much better actor than I actually am. I think I have a lot more to do and improve. I think people are too kind to me,” Bachchan tells IANS.
“I am very harsh on myself. An actor is always his worst critic. I feel I have been given too much due and I am not shamming by saying this. I genuinely believe that I have a lot more to do and learn,” he adds.
Junior B made his debut with JP Dutta’s Refugee in 2000 – which got an iffy reception. Since then, he has seen ups and downs in his career with hits like Bunty Aur Babli and Sarkar and flops like Kuch Naa Kaho, Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai and Players.
Bachchan goes by only one parameter while selecting his roles. “Be it the biggest director or be it a very good script, but if my heart is not with it, I will not do it,” he says.
The actor, who turned 36 this year, is looking forward to the release of Bol Bachchan, which is coming out on July 6. While describing his experience, he says that matching up to the required “energy level” and “style” of comedy in Bol Bachchan was an “exhausting” task for the actor. “Everything was a challenge. I thought it will be an easy film to do but it turned out to be the most difficult film of my career.” He adds that, “I was under the misconception that if it is a comedy film, it will be a holiday, but it wasn’t. I worked very hard for it.” Loosely based on 1979 film Golmaal, the cast of Bol Bachchan also features Ajay Devgn, Asin Thottumkal and Prachi Desai.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 29th, 2012.
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