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People should learn more from failure: Abhishek Bachchan

Nobody should aspire to achieve what megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s has, as he is once in a lifetime phenomenon, feels his actor son Abhishek Bachchan.

In a career spanning over four decades, Big B has delivered power packed performances in blockbusters like Deewar, Zanjeer, Don, Sholay, Namak Halal, Abhimaan, Baghban, Black and Paa to name a few.

The 72-year-old actor has been honoured with Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan for his contribution to the industry.

“I do not aspire to achieve the super stardom that my father has achieved. Nobody can or should aspire for that as it is not achievable. He comes once in a lifetime, that’s it. It is better to accept and move on. He is like the sun. Make your own minuscule space under the sun,” said Abhishek.

Big B will next be seen in Bejoy Nambiar’s Wazir, in which will play a paralysed chess grandmaster alongside Farhan Akhtar and Aditi Rao Hydari.

The 39-year-old actor said that it is inspiring to see his father reinventing himself despite being a veteran.

“I haven’t seen the film yet. I have seen the teaser and liked it very much. It is fantastic. Even at this age he has managed to reinvent himself and that is talent. He has always done wonderful films,” he added.

Mr Bachchan’s Paa co-star, who has completed 15 years in Bollywood, said he has learnt a lot from the failures he has experienced in the industry.

His performances in films like Yuva, Bunty Aur Babli, Guru, Sarkar, Sarkar Raaj, Dostana, Dhoom and Paa were highly appreciated.

“It has been 15 years and I have enjoyed and learnt a lot. I have learnt everything from my journey of 15 years. The journey should be educative. One should be receptive to learn from success and more so from failure. How you deal with it matters, as that is going to make a difference,” the actor said.

Abhishek feels being a son of a superstar does not matter in the long run in Bollywood as an actor will only get work if he or she is liked by the audience.

“I am a positive person and I don’t get bogged down. I have the privilege to say that I got to work for 15 years. It is bestowed upon you by the audience and it doesn’t matter whose son or grandson you are. It is the audience that decides how much they want to see you. It is an honour that I got an opportunity to entertain the audience,” he said.

Abhishek’s upcoming projects include All is Well directed by Umesh Shukla, Hera Pheri 3, and Housefull 3.

Murtaza Rangwala

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