Mr. Bachchan overdoing it?
Behindwoods News Bureau.
of the Big B may not be happy to see
this, but truth is not always music
to one’s ears. Amitabh Bachchan
has been giving interviews left, right
and center ever since the release
of….. guess; Guru, a film with
which he has absolutely no connection.
has played Gurukant Desai in Guru and the movie
is doing well. But what is making Amitabh go to
almost all news channels and get excited about
the movie in a way that even Mani Ratnam or Abhishek
Amitabh feels that Abhishek has put forward the
best performance of his career. True, it is the
first time in his career that an Abhishek film
is getting noted for his performance. He has had
his hits before but never have his acting skills
been appreciated so unanimously. It sounded good
the first couple of times when Amitabh said that
Abhishek was just marvelous in the movie and that
he would have died to get a chance to play such
a character in his days. But he began walking
on thin ice when he stated that Abhishek had surpassed
him as an actor. Now, when he has not made such
admissions about SRK or Aamir Khan, one cannot
help but say that these comments sound extremely
When asked about his lavish praise for his son
in an interview Amitabh said that “I am
just being a normal father”. Being a normal
father is fine, but when he says that “I
would watch Guru a 100 times” (even Abhishek
wouldn’t do that), one cannot help wonder
how normal the father is.
Maybe, Amitabh should now understand that Abhishek
is a man; after all he is getting married soon
and has enough footing in the industry to be able
to carry on without the Big B’s shadow.
Also, the things that the Big B has said seem
to erode Abhishek’s success rather than
add credit to it. After all, anyone who hears
these statements is bound to compare Abhishek
with Amitabh the next time they watch an Abhishek
movie. That is going to be a tough test.