Birthday Boy Abhishek on the Pressures of Being a ‘Bachchan’

“It doesn't matter whose child you are - if you deliver a flop, filmmakers stop taking your calls,” says Abhishek Bachchan, the son of legend Amitabh Bachchan.

Abhishek's career graph since his debut with Refugee in 2000 has been bumpy. While the actor delivered hits and was praised for his performances in films like Guru, Dhoom, Bunty Aur Babli, Dostana and Bol Bachchan, he has also earned his share of criticism for some of his movie choices. The actor also gets trolled on social media, but he has never let the criticism get him down. After a two year hiatus, Abhishek came back with Anura Kashyap’s Manmarziyaan (2018), which was appreciated by critics.

On Abhishek’s 43rd birthday, take a look at what he has to say about the pressures of being a ‘Bachchan’.

Abhishek had spoken about failure and being a star-kid in an interview with IANS.
Abhishek opened up about the pressures of being a Bachchan in an episode of Koffee With Karan.
Abhishek spoke to journalist Faridoon Shahryaar about comparisons with his father. 
When asked about the pressures, Abhishek told filmmaker Shoojit Sircar that he got perspective very early on in his career. 
After delivering a hit with Bol Bachchan, Abhishek said on Koffee With Karan that he’s blessed to be his parents’ child and cannot run away from the ‘star kid’ tag.
When film critic and journalist Anupama Chopra asked him about finding the middle path between being a star-kid and honing one’s craft. 

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