14 May, 2021

Abhishek Bachchan

I work like Jeetendra in the 1970s, three shifts, non-stop/ producing, directing, guiding, managing and captaining (non-playing kind) kabaddi teams...

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Abhishek Bachchan
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Busy as a bee, working round-the-clock, that too for someone who till recently had no work and was trying to set records in diaper-changing/ those days are over, today I work like Jeetendra in the 1970s, three shifts, non-stop/ producing, directing, guiding, managing and captaining (non-playing kind) kabaddi teams, a tougher job than what guru (Dhirubhai Ambani) achieved to become guru/ you see, I was getting nowhere as an actor in Bollywood despite my Swiss schooling, Italian college, American filming and running behind Dad/ I think I was too sophisticated for Hindi cinema, Mani Ratnam saar told me after directing 1/8 th of Guru/ But then Bollywood does not recognise talent/ The Khans, Kapoors and even Devgan marched ahead with hits and superhits, crossing the Rs 100 crore mark while I had to be content with one-and-a-half films in five years/ Other stars became more versatile/ Shahrukh and his cricket team are branching out to soccer, Salman into arm-wrestling, Devgan and Kajol into kho-kho and so on.

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