Abhishek Bachchan Reveals That He Requested Many Producers & Directors to Give Him an Opportunity to Act But…
Mumbai : There has been a tremendous debate on nepotism on social media for the past few days. Due to this, Karan Johar and many star kids have come on target. Along with the decrease in followers on social accounts, many filmmakers and star kids have also faced hate comments. Many celebs like Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha have given a befitting reply to this. At the same time, the pain of actor Abhishek Bachchan has come out amid the debate on this issue, he has told how many people in the industry have rejected him despite being a star kid.
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#Roadto20 Year-2009 #Delhi6 #Paa Many don’t know that in 1998 @rakeyshommehra and I wanted to start our film careers together. Him directing me in a script we both worked on called “Samjhauta Express”. Both not able to get anyone to launch us despite trying very hard. I forget how many producers and directors I met and requested to give me an opportunity to act. But to no avail! We both were friends and decided that we would develop something that Rakeysh could direct and I would act in and that’s how Samjhauta Express was conceived. Alas, the film never got made ( a regret we still have in our hearts ). Rakeysh went on to make Aks with my father and I was luckily spotted by JP saab. He liked my “look”, I had grown my hair long and a beard for SE. JP saab was thinking of making Akhri Mughal ( a historical ) and was on the lookout for a young fresh face… I got lucky. He never made Akhri Mughal but made Refugee instead. Over 10 years later Rakeysh and I finally managed to work together in the beautiful and still oh-so-relevant Delhi 6. Such a beautiful cast. We were all like one big family, always together even after wrap. Great senior actors that I could have only dreamt of acting with. Such a special experience. @sonamkapoor in only her second film. My second with the stunning Waheda Rehman aunty. And my first with an actor I was always a fan of and was praying I would get the opportunity to work with. Mr. Rishi Kapoor. Although Chintu uncle and I had just a few scenes together, they were so memorable to shoot! Paa, saw me reunite with my Pa! Our 6th film together. My first with Balki and second with @balanvidya also my first film as a Producer. It was such a unique concept and so sensitively handled. Only by the quirky mind of Balki! The film went on to great box-office success and won several awards for everyone. We also managed to win 3 National Film awards. @amitabhbachchan for best actor, Arundhati Ji for supporting actress and yours truly, as producer, for best film (Hindi) all of it entirely due to Balki. None of it would have been possible without his vision and conviction. I’m told dad and I even hold a Guinness book of world record for our film.
In his post, Abhishek Bachchan wrote, ‘Year 2009. Delhi 6 and Paa. Many people would not know that in 1998, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and I wanted to start our careers together. He wanted to direct me to ‘Samjhauta Express’. But, despite trying a lot, we could not find any launchers. I don’t remember how many producers and directors I met and asked them to give me an acting opportunity. But, nobody gave me a chance! Both of us were friends, so we decided that we would create something that Rakeysh could direct and I could act on, thus ‘Samjhauta Express’ was born. This film could not be made. Rakeysh started making ‘Aks’ with my father and I luckily spotted by JP Saab. JP saab was thinking of making Akhri Mughal ( a historical ) and was on the lookout for a young fresh face… I got lucky. He never made Akhri Mughal but made Refugee instead. Ten years later, I was seen in ‘Delhi 6’ with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra… ‘
He further said that after 10 years Rakeysh and I were finally able to work together. Together we made ‘Delhi 6′. Such a beautiful cast. We were all like one big family, always together even after wrap. Great senior actors that I could have only dreamt of acting with. Such a special experience.’
He further said, ‘This was Sonam Kapoor’s second film. My second with the stunning Waheda Rehman aunty. And my first with an actor I was always a fan of and was praying I would get the opportunity to work with. Mr. Rishi Kapoor.’