NO LESS THAN A ROLLER COASTER

You have this smile on your face when you get off a roller-coaster… achiev­ing that smile should be your aim. I don’t like look­ing back over my shoul­der Ab­hishek Bachchan, ac­tor That’s how Ab­hishek Bachchan de­scribes his 15-year long jour­ney in Bol­ly­wood;

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This year, ac­tor Ab­hishek Bachchan com­pleted 15 years in the film in­dus­try. Ask him about the jour­ney, and the ac­tor says that it has been no less than “a roller-coaster ride”. “You have this smile on your face when you get off a roller-coaster … achiev­ing that smile should be your aim. I don’t like look­ing back over my shoul­der. You have to look at the hori­zon and aim for it,” says the 39-year-old.

Af­ter start­ing his ca­reer with film­maker JP Dutta’s Refugee (2000), Ab­hishek went on to prove his met­tle in films such as Yuva (2004), Bunty Aur Babli (2005), Guru (2007) and Dostana (2008), among sev­eral oth­ers. Does he still re­mem­ber his first shot? “Of course I do. We were in Bhuj, Gu­jarat, and JP saab would get Ka­reena (Kapoor Khan; his co-star) and me on the set ev­ery day in our look for the film. We would just wait while he com­pleted his other work. Ev­ery day, an­tic­i­pat­ing the pres­sure that I would have to go through once the shoot­ing starts used to kill me,” says Ab­hishek.

The ac­tor is cur­rently look­ing for­ward to the re­lease of his up­com­ing film, All Is Well. He feels the mes­sage of the film needs at­ten­tion. “It talks about fam­ily re­la­tion­ships and the equa­tion be­tween a fa­ther­son. It made me ask my­self whether I was a good enough son or not. I think I am one. I do what I can for my fam­ily. But if you ask me if I can be bet­ter or should I be bet­ter? That is some­thing I do try for,” he says.

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