How was it for Abhishek Bachchan growing up as Amitabh Bachchan’s son, the icon who was the numero uno superstar of the nation for more than a decade and a half, and how it still is living with and being a part of the same industry as a cinematic legend. Well, in case if you ever pondered over these queries and have ever wondered if such thoughts have crossed Abhishek’s mind, the actor has finally revealed all in a recent interview.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, Abhishek Bachchan said, “I’ve never thought about it. I’m the son of my father. At home, it’s just that, he has never wanted me to be anything else but that. My mother never allowed it to be anything else. I’m the son of my father, I’m a colleague of a legend. That’s the way I look at it.”
Elaborating on the equation he shared with Amitabh Bachchan, the actor added, “He never brings his work home, never imposes, what I believe as a fan rightly should be, the fact he’s a living legend of cinema. At home, he’s my friend, somebody I can sit with, watch sports or movies, discuss politics and current affairs. I think it’s very important to understand that dynamic, which I understand is very difficult to comprehend when you’re not living that and viewing it as a third person. I’ve never looked upon it adversely. My love and respect for my parents is far too big for me to ever think to disrespect that emotion by thinking about it adversely.”
Amitabh and Abhishek have previously shared screen space in full-fledged roles in six films, including Bunty Aur Babli, Sarkar, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Sarkar Raj and Paa.