Screen Exclusive: Abhishek Bachchan vrrooms to Victory with 'Dhoom 3'
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As an actor, you have to be like a sponge, you have to observe and absorb everything. Like for this instance I can see that every time you look up after scribbling, you push back your spectacles. Who knows, I might use that for some character that I play," says Abhishek Bachchan as we kickstart our interview at his office in Juhu.
Coming from an actor, who is often described as fun, affectionate and extremely affable, a true blue team player, it exposes a diligent side to the actor that often goes unnoticed. In fact, he borrowed the mannerisms of Gurukant Desai, his character in 'Guru', from producer Vashu Bhagnani — mainly the walk and his exuberance. In 'Bol Bachchan', Abbas Ali's idiosyncrasies were based on Raju, one of the spotboys, says the actor.
Director Umesh Shukla (of 'Oh My God' fame) with who he has signed up for All is Well, says of Bachchan Jr, "His light-hearted demeanour conceals a conscientious, involved side to him. Abhishek is always aware of the scene, he has his suggestions in place but he does not interfere. He will do his shot and check with you if it was fine; if not, he's willing to do it again. As an actor, I also like the raw intensity he exudes —his performance in 'Yuva' being an example."
Senior actress Waheeda Rahman, who shared screen space with him in 'Delhi 6', says that he has, among other things definitely displayed a flair for the comic and pulled off movies like 'Bol Bachchan' with great élan.
And therein lies the interesting contrast in the actor who has evolved in the last 13 years — to the intense brooder Bachchan started out with, he has added a light-hearted side, always a plus for an actor. "If you are a good actor, you should be able to surprise the audience, " he says, happy, that he has been able to do so. Over the years, he has also developed the knack of smartly balancing the risky ventures with relatively safe multi-starrers. 'Dostana', 'Bol Bachchan' are among projects that have paid off with probable sequels in the pipeline too.
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