After two years hiatus from the silver screen, Abhishek Bachchan is back with Anurag Kashyap’s latest directorial Manmarziyaan. The actor revealed that taking a break from acting was a “planned and calculated” move.
On taking time off, Abhishek was asked if he took any acting advice from his father, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. He replied,
“No, I didn’t. My career and its path is nothing like my father’s and it never will be.”
The 42-year-old actor added,
“For once, I thought selfishly and decided to do things my way. It’s not like ‘if someone could do this, so can I’. It was about how I wanted things.”
bhishek continued that signing Manmarziyaan was the right decision for him in the direction that he wanted to go. He mentioned,
“The validation of my decision was what I felt when I stepped on to the set and the response to the trailer.”
Manmarziyaan is quirky love story that stars Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal along with Abhishek. The cast is currently busy with the promotions of the film which is scheduled to release on September 14.
Abhishek made his film debut with J.P.Dutta’s Refugee in 2000. The film, however, did not do well. Thereafter, he acted in a series of movies, but without much success. This led many people to wonder about his acting prowess. It was his performance in Mani Ratnam’s Yuva in 2004 that earned him rave reviews besides the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award. There was no stopping him after that. He then went on to give hits like Dhoom, Bunty Aur Babli and Sarkar. Besides, he has acted in movies like Dus, Bluffmaster, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Umrao Jaan and Dhoom-2.
The song “Kajra Re” from the movie Bunty Aur Babli in which Abhishek performed became one of the most popular songs of 2005.
His first release in 2007, Guru directed by the renowned Mani Ratnam turned out to be a hit.
He has been hogging the media limelight after his engagement to Aishwarya Rai, whom he will be marrying soon.
Abhishek was earlier engaged to be married with Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor in 2002, but the engagement broke down in 2002.
He has won many awards in his movie career. Some of the major ones include the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 2004, the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 2005 and the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 2007, besides many other awards.