Abhishek Bachchan is receiving praises galore for his performance in the recently released film The Big Bull. While the actor has always been lauded for his acting, be it for Guru, Raavan or Delhi-6, among others, there have been many occasions when he was trolled and criticised, especially after a string of flops. The actor, in an interview, spoke about how his father, Amitabh Bachchan, has been his biggest support. Abhishek revealed that Big B once guided him when he was ready to give up showbiz.
In a new interview, Abhishek Bachchan revealed that he felt he wasn’t made for the industry after a string of flops and continuous negative response for his acting. He revealed that he confided in his dad, Amitabh Bachchan. It was then that Big B offered him a piece of advice that encouraged Abhishek to stay. He said, To fail on a public platform is very difficult. There was no social media back then, but I read via media that some were abusing me while some said that I do not know acting. At one point in time, I felt it was my mistake that I came into the industry as whatsoever I was trying, it was not working. I went to my dad and said maybe I am not made for this industry.
Abhishek then went on to say what Amitabh Bachchan advised him. Big B said, I never brought you up to be quitter. Every morning you have to wake up and fight for your place under the sun. As an actor, you are improving with every film. Abhishek revealed that Amitabh further advised him to take up every role coming his way and just concentrate on working. Just work and trust me you will be fine, Amitabh had told Abhishek.
Abhishek said that these words gave him courage and thankfully things worked out thereafter.
Like every proud dad, Amitabh Bachchan watched Abhishek Bachchan’s The Big Bull a number of times. In the film Abhishek Bachchan plays the lead role, which is based on 90s popular stockbroker Harshad Mehta. The veteran actor took to social media to praise his sons performance in the film. In his long note on his blog, Big B, For a Father, it is ever a moment of great pride to see their ‘progress report’ prosper and do well.. I am no different from any other Father.. the mention of such always brings emotion and tears.. particularly when there is an exhibition of immense value.. (sic).” He also mentioned that The Big Bull had been seen privately within the confines of the home much earlier but the excitement of watching it when the entire world shall be seeing it at the same time, was different (sic).
On Twitter, he wrote, “T 3868 -apintment barkarar, raha dhuandhar. Teen baar dekh chuke. Aaj raat chauthi baar Bhaiyu. (The excitement is still there. We have watched the film three times. Tonight, we’ll watch it for the fourth time. Bhaiyu) (sic). Amitabh lovingly calls Abhishek Bhaiyu.
T 3868 -‘apintment’ ,,
Bhaiyu pic.twitter.com/988jylhEQb
Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 9, 2021
The Big Bull is streaming on Disney+Hostar. Directed by Kookie Gulati, the film also stars Ileana D’Cruz, Sohum Shah and Nikita Dutta in pivotal roles.
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