The career of Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan spanned over two decades, in which he had the chance to play a number of roles. Ludo, his upcoming feature, includes the tale of numerous characters and has a star-studded cast as such.
In a recent interview with the Hindustan Times, talking about the film, Bachchan touched on the concept of the ‘ego’ of an actor in such a project influencing the workflow.
“Unfortunately, we end up marking this as the vanity of an actor. That is where the fundamental dilemma is, I assume. That’s more sensational and grabs more eyeballs, which is the simplest way to describe a case. I understand why the media will mark it as such. Really, it’s not that.’
He continues that everyone looks out for themselves as an actor, and they try to do their best to be captured and used. The quest and ability to succeed at everything you do comes from it. When it comes to celebrities, alas, it’s been branded as an actor’s vanity since time immemorial.
No, we want to do the best we can. That’s all. It’s survival of the fittest, it’s a carnal, fundamental impulse in human beings, when other actors are involved. I don’t believe this comes simply from fear. Yeah, you’ve heard about these tales, it takes a performer with tremendous self-assurance and security with what they’re doing, not really allowing your brain to come up with things like that the 44-year-old explains.
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007), Bol Bachchan (2012) are more of Bachchan’s multi-stars. He goes on to state that for him, ego has never been a problem. I’m not letting that get into my job. I’ve been around for 20 years and I’ve learned a lot of stuff.
Talking about Ludo, who got him positive ratings, he says he didn’t get everyone a lot of screen time, because his track had just him and child actor Inayat together. I am very relaxed and love doing a multi-star cast or ensemble piece,” Bachchan continues, “.
I did a lot of multi-star appearances, even if not all of them were with highly experienced actors such as Shah Rukh Khan, Aaamir Khan, or my father (Amitabh Bachchan). Only hanging around and learning from them is a joy. The silver lining is that to some degree, you live off mirrored glory while you are in the picture of these people. They’re so cute, they make you look nice! ”