Dad’s stardom is unachievable: Abhishek
Bachchan (right) feels that his father, Bollywood star Amitabh
Bachchan (inset) is a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon, and that no one should aspire to achieve his stardom.
In a career spanning over four decades, Big B has delivered power-packed performances in blockbusters like Deewar (1975), Sholay (1975), Don (1978), Namak Halal (1982), Baghban (2003) and Paa (2009). The 72-yearold has also been honoured with Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan for his contribution in the field of arts. “I do not aspire to achieve the super-stardom that my father has achieved. Nobody can or should, as it is not achievable. He is like the sun ... Make your own minuscule space under the sun,” says Abhishek.
Talking about Amitabh’s next — a Bejoy Nambiar film in which he plays a paralysed chess grandmaster — Abhishek, 39, said it is inspiring to see his father reinventing himself despite being a veteran. “I’ve seen the film’s teaser and liked it very much. It is fantastic. Dad has always done wonderful films,” says Abhi, who has completed 15 years in the film industry, and feels that being a son of a superstar does not matter in the long run in Bollywood. “The audience decides how much they want to see you,” he says.
Amitabh Bachchan recently tweeted this picture with Abhishek