- Posted July 5, 2012 by
Abhishek's mutliple roles!
With his last commercial hit being 'Paa', back in 2009, the actor has been part of films that have run into losses. The actor however is not not deterred by this, and continues to work just as hard.
Battling the critics seems to be the last thing on his mind.
"I have no problems with critics. I look forward to what they have to say. If its bad then I look forward even more. Why should I fight them or be negative about what they are saying?, he asks. “They are the people who are telling me what I need to do to improve. When I started my career most of the reviews were more of a personal attack on me than the film, initially I didn't understand but later I realised 'Here are a bunch of people telling me what to do'. Critics are meant to guide and not pass judgment on you which I know sometimes our critics blur the line.”
The actor's selection of films has been rather off-beat. His next, Bol Bachchan, being his first out-and-out commercial project, the actor is very clearly still in the game.
The run-of-the-mill sort of cinema doesn't seem to be his type at all. Does he consciously make an effort to be part of such projects? "There is a huge section out there who believes and makes parallel cinema and art cinema kind of films but for me the definition is very clear there is good film and bad film. We work in a commercial media, they (audience) don't want to be taught a lesson or anything but want to be entertained," he says.
He also puts into perspective the rise of these off-beat films. "These kinds of films have always been around, its just that its easier to classify when you put a title to it,” says AB Jr, “Indian mainstream commercial cinema has always been there and it has always worked. The only thing that is happening now is different genres are also working."
Apart from the double role thhat he plays in Bol Bachchan, since November, Abhishek's also undertaken a new role- in real life that is. He's the father of 7 and a half month old Aaradhya, who has been kept away from the media by him and his wife, actress Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan.
“She is not an item that she has to be put up to display,” he told reporters, “She is a child and Aishwarya and I would like her to grow up as normal as possible,” says the actor, being a responsible parent, “I do understand that her parents and grandparents (Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan) are public figures but she is not yet and let her enjoy that. I have grown up in this industry and have been in this position so I understand the curiosity."
Here's wishing him all the best for all his roles- on and off-screen.