Abhishek Bachchan, had been away from the big screen for around 2 years. Now, he is returning to the silver screen with Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyaan.
In an interview, when Abhishek was asked about his break, he said, “I have been around (smiles). I just took a bit of a break or sabbatical. But here I am, back with Manmarziyaan. I am really excited and happy with the way it has shaped up. I’m raring to go [as an actor] again.”
Abhishek was also asked that did the break actually help the actor. On this, he said, “Yes, absolutely. It came very naturally to me. I thought it was time to take a break, re-evaluate and reassess what I was doing and how I was doing it. It was something that I had been thinking about for a long time. Then, one day, I finally took the plunge and I am happy I did. I think somewhere, a sense of complacency was starting to set in my work and I didn’t want that because I didn’t like it.”
It’s been 18 years for the actor in the industry. He made his debut with 2000 film Refugee. On this, he said, “Someone asked me, ‘oh, it’s been 18 years’ but I was like, ‘it doesn’t feel like that long’.
It still feels like we are all newcomers. There’s the same exuberance, energy as well as enthusiasm. I just feel extremely happy and blessed.
I think you have to realise that getting an opportunity to make movies and being a part of them is a gift. You should never take that lightly and must be thankful for that all the time.”
Abhsihek has also given a nod to Gulab Jamun and will seen with wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Talking about the film, “It’s a very sweet script that both Aishwarya and I have liked a lot. It’s directed by a wonderful new director, Sarvesh Mewara, and will be produced by Anurag Kashyap and his company. But we still have to work out when we are going to do it. We are finishing work on the script but it’s something we [Aishwarya and he] definitely want to do.”
He was also asked if Aaradhya understands the level of responsibilities her surname adds. On this, he said, “Aaradhya is a very sweet kid but I don’t think she understands that bit. She knows we are actors, who appear in films and on TV. She also realises that her dadi ma goes to the Parliament.
But I don’t think she understands the concept of, ‘oh, my parents and grandparents are really famous people’. We have tried to keep things as normal as possible for her. Her mother teaches her all of that. Aishwarya is very good at keeping Aaradhya grounded.”