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Interview: Abhishek Bachchan: I wish to be a part of films which challenge me and want to avoid doing films which restrict me to my comfort zone!

Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyan’s trailer has been launched and has recieved a positive response so far. The film is geared up with phenomenal actors like Vicky Kaushal, Abhishek Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu as lead. Abhishek Bachchan is making his comeback after the long gap. Meanwhile we had a conversation with him regarding various topics apart from the film.

In an interaction with Cinespeaks, Abhishek says...

Q. What perspective of script you liked the most? Which angle interests you the most?
Abhishek:
Well, I liked Anurag Kashyap in the film. It’s a very lovely script no doubt, but moreover I liked Anurag’s vision because that’s what brings up the difference in the film, so that is something really challenging and that’s what interests me the most. It’s the rarest combination, Anurag is working on a romantic and joyful film. In the trailer as well, there is no dark side which we can call his signature. So he’s going out of his way to bring up something new.

Q. Even you’re back on a Romantic genre after a pretty good time, so how was the experience?
Abhishek:
So the major highlight is the team, I believed that the team has the aspiration of doing something really worthy. To add-on, Anurag would definitely give his Nobel spin. Then to add cherry on the top, there are phenomenal actors like Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal. So it was like a whole new experience for me because every face was new to me.

Q. Recently, in your every Instagram posts, we could notice #take2. So were you nervous about this?
Abhishek:
Absolutely! I feel that prep and preamble of getting back on set was terrifying. Once I get back on set, I feel like I’m back in business. Thank heavens it didn’t throw me back, and the credits goes to Anurag. He made me so confident, and I feel that even he realized what I’m going through. He knew what expectations I had of myself, so I’m grateful to him and I’ll always be.

Q. So we’ve read in newspapers, people calling Manmarziyan your comeback film, whereas there are several celebrities you tend to release their film after the gap of three years. So what’s your take on the same?
Abhishek:
Undoubtedly I take a break and that was a decision I personally made. Because of the fact that I wanted to change things. I wanted to change the approach towards my work and that’s the reason I was on a break, but now I’m back to business. I willingly want to do movies further.

Q. What all you get to learn in your high times?
Abhishek:
I believe that success teaches you humility and failure teaches you strength. The best part is you’ve to keep evolving and learning in both the phases. If you refrain yourself from these process than you’re doing something wrong. And it also changes the perspective of people as well. If your recent ten films are hit, you’ve the ball on your court. Everyone will take immense efforts to sign you. But on the other hand if three of your films didn’t do well, people won’t even receive your call. And you can’t take it personally, it’s a part of the business.

Q. In the past you’ve discovered several genres. Which is the most comfortable genre for you?
Abhishek:
I never wish to do films which I feel bound me in my comfort zone. That’s exactly where I was going wrong in these years. I want to do films which challenge me, excite me and scare me. I don’t wish to be part of films which I feel I can do with an ease.

Q. These days topic of Nepotism is a hot topic to talk over. What’s your take on that?
Abhishek
: Well to be honest, Star kids get the opportunities. Absolute attention and somewhat special treatment. I remember I was on my way to the screening of Refugee, before the screening, I met Yash Raj sir. I’ll never forget his gentle words to me. He said that I’ve reached here because of my father, but further it’s my hard work and talent which will decide my destiny in this industry. So one can make his or her debut based on the relations but further it’s their talent which will serve them either success or failure.

Q. During the trailer launch of JP Dutta’s, Paltan, we asked him a question regarding you not being a part of it. His response appeared a bit rude to us, what’s the reason?
Abhishek:
It’s heartbreaking for me not being a part of such an amazing movie. There were some personal issues due to which I couldn’t turn up and left the project. JP Dutta is like a family member to me. He was the one to launch me in the industry. I feel depressed not being a part of such an amazing crew, on the same notes I loved the trailer. I wish the film does great business and gets lots of attention.

Q. Soon you’re doing a film with your beloved wife, Aishwarya Rai Bacchan. Could you share something regarding that project?
Abhishek:
So we’re doing a film together named Gulab Jamun. We both loved the script and story of the film and are keen to work on it altogether. The film is on paper as of now, we haven’t decided when will be doing it. But its immense pleasure working with her, she is such a professional actress and I enjoy sharing screen space with her.

Written by: Aakash Gala

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