Did you know? Little Abhishek Bachchan found his mother’s films very depressing
Who wouldn’t be a fan of Amitabh Bachchan? Among his countless admirers around the world, there’s one personality who claims to be the megastar’s biggest fan. No points for guessing, it’s his son and actor Abhishek Bachchan.
In an interview with IANS, he had said that, “Besides being his son, I’m his biggest fan. I refuse to believe anyone can be better than him. Here’s Mr Amitabh Bachchan who, in my eyes, is the greatest human being on earth, not to mention the biggest star and actor on the planet and one of our living icons.”
As a performer, Abhishek Bachchan had the opportunity to share screen space not only with his father but also his mother and veteran actress Jaya Bachchan. But, recently we stumbled upon an old interview that got us shocked with a revelation done by Abhishek. The actor confessed that as a kid he never watched his mother’s films. And the reason behind it was that he found them very depressing!
It was in the year 2003 when he appeared as the celebrity guest on host Simi Garewal’s talk show ‘Rendezvous with Simi Garewal’. During his conversation, when he was asked if he was a film junkie like other star kids and whether he watched lots of films, he said, “I only watched my father’s films.” This was followed by another question from Simi Garewal about watching his mother’s films. It was then that Abhishek paused for a few seconds and replied, “No! I used to go completely ballistic after seeing my father’s films, the total opposite happened with my mother’s films because see when you’re a young boy your father is your hero already… and to see your father beat up 50 people and jump off buildings, Superman is a wimp compared to him. So, my mother’s cinema was a total different world from what my father did.” (Also Read:We kid you not! Amitabh Bachchan almost named Abhishek Bachchan ‘Tiger’)
Further, Simi asked him if he found Jaya’s films depressing? Abhishek replied immediately saying, “Very! When you’re a kid you would. See at that point of time, I mean you have ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ and ‘Shor’. My mother is just gonna shoot me after this interview.”
Well, it’s really surprising to know this revelation from Abhishek’s childhood. Now, we are wondering what would have been the first reaction of his mother Jaya Bachchan after she watched this interview then.
Check out the full interview of Abhishek Bachchan below:
When Sanjay Dutt didn't wake up for two days after taking drugs
Sunil and Nargis Dutt’s son, Sanjay Dutt‘s life has been a roller-coaster ride. Born in 1959, Sanjay Dutt’s life has always been under the media scanner. Though we know how eventful his life has been, after watching the trailer of his upcoming biopic ‘Sanju’, we all were quite surprised to know certain things about the various phases of this actor’s life. The film will apparently highlight all the highs and lows of Sanjay Dutt’s life in which his addiction to drugs will also form an integral part.
We came across an old video interview of the actor with veteran actress Simi Garewal from her show ‘Rendezvous with Simi Garewal’. In this interview, the actor spilled the beans on how badly his life got affected by his addiction to drugs. He went on to narrate an incidence where he once sniffed Heroin and went on to sleep for straight two days! (Also Read:‘Sanju’: Rajkumar Hirani recreates a scene from ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S’ after 15 years!)
Sanjay woke up in the morning next day feeling extremely hungry. He asked his servant to make something for him but was shocked to see his servant cry. When Sanjay asked him why he was crying, the servant told him that he had woken up after two long days. This specific incident had left his entire family scared. After this episode, the actor understood that it was time to wake up and smell the coffee before it gets too late.
You can check out his full interview below:
The actor later went into rehabilitation and came out clean. ‘Sanju’, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, has Ranbir Kapoor playing Sanjay Dutt. Also starring Sonam Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vicky Kaushal, Manisha Koirala in pivotal roles, the film is all set to hit the silver screens on June 29. Till then stay tuned for more such interesting stories.
Ranbir Kapoor gave these many retakes for a scene in 'Saawariya'
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the word perfection go hand in hand. The man is extremely particular when it comes to his film and takes care of even the minutest details in every scene. This is also the reason why most of his films are blockbusters. One of the actors who was privileged enough to work with this man is none other than Ranbir Kapoor. Mr Kapoor made his Bollywood debut with SLB’s directorial ‘Saawariya’. Though the movie did not work wonders at the box office, it did give a fair amount of recognition to Ranbir.
In a recent interaction with senior journalist Anupama Chopra, the actor recalled his ‘Saawariya’ days and spoke about the no. of retakes he had to deliver for one particular scene in the song ‘Jab Se Tere Naina.’ (Also Read:In Pics: Lovebirds Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt visit Sanjay Dutt’s residence)
The actor said,” I started with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and he doesn’t do anything less than 45 takes. So even if I had to turn my head, I probably had to give 50 takes. There was a shot in this so-called ‘towel song’ Jab Se Tere Naina, where I had to roll back on this chair and fall down and the towel had to fall in a certain way with my leg showing and there was one shot where I was lying down laughing and I had to get up and sing a song and he’s very particular about what beat you catch, he’s a very musical director – you fall on this beat, you lift your head here, you laugh here – everything is musical. I did 45 or 50 takes one day and my back really broke. The next morning when I came back, he said, ‘No, I’ve not got it’ and I had to do another 70 takes.”
Well, that is something huge but then if you wish to get appreciation from a man like Bhansali, you ought to put in that much amount of effort.