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;
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.