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Amitabh Bachchan On His Bollywood Journey: “It Is Not A Success Story…”

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Amitabh Bachchan On His Bollywood Journey: “It Is Not A Success Story…”

Amitabh Bachchan is tagged as Bollywood’s “Shahenshah” but he doesn’t think he has a success story. The iconic star says he would describe his journey in showbiz as a “somehow managing to exist story” — something he is still trying to do. His Bollywood story is nothing short of brilliant biopic material — from facing early rejections to making a mark as a promising actor to attaining superstardom in Bollywood.

“My ‘success story’ is wrongly expressed. It is not a success story, it is a ‘somehow managing to exist story’, and a still trying story,” Amitabh Bachchan told IANS in an interview before the release of his film “Gulabo Sitabo”, co-starring Ayushmann Khurrana.

Reflecting on his experience of working with Ayushmann in “Gulabo Sitabo”, Amitabh Bachchan said: “It has been an experience of having worked with a very accomplished, competent and an immensely talented artiste!” Ayushmann has created a niche for himself in Bollywood with his unique choice of films, starting as a master of offbeat roles and going on to become a poster boy of unconventional films — an attribute that many might find comparable to the notes of Bachcan’s early career.

Point this out to Big B, and he said: “Firstly, every actor, artiste, creative talent, has the prerogative to make his or her own choices on the kind of work they wish to professionally get involved in — bringing Ayushmann’s choices as being similar to mine is incorrect. I cannot say about Ayushmann, but my choices have been the entire responsibility and dependence on the makers that I have had the privilege to work with. They chose me, not I them. You have to ask AK why he chose what he chose to do and with whom.”

Amitabh Bachchan started his journey in showbiz as one of the protagonists in KA Abbas’ “Saat Hindustani” (1969), and then notably went on to feature in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s “Anand” (1971) starring Rajesh Khanna, at that time Bollywood’s unquestioned superstar. His tryst with greatness really started with Prakash Mehra’s “Zanjeer” in 1973, the film that memorably established his image as Hindi cinema’s Angry Young Man and also paved the way for his superstardom.

Towering roles in “Deewar”, “Don” and “Sholay” would be just a few mentions among the incessant flow of great successes that followed over the next years. While his intense, larger-than-life image gave way to more realistic avatars in recent years (“Black”, “Paa”, “Piku” and “Badla”), his ability to regale with characters of myriad shades remains.

From touching the pinnacle of stardom to facing failure to his days of bankruptcy to bouncing back in the game — Amitabh Bachchan has seen it all. He says he is still on a learning path. He calls the younger generation of Bollywood an “impeccable faultless faculty” and “learning device”.

“The younger breed of actors are the most superior breed — sorry, actually I don’t like the word ‘breed’ — I get visions of a horse stable. The younger generation or the present generation of artistes are an impeccable faultless faculty. They are a learning device or, to be more present time in my lingo, they are a 5-star Learning App,” said the 77-year-old veteran.

At the moment, he is looking forward to the release of “Gulabo Sitabo”. The Shoojit Sircar directorial, which was scheduled to get a theatrical release, is headed to a streaming platform as cinema halls remain shut amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.

In “Gulabo Sitabo”, scripted by Juhi Chaturvedi, Amitabh is seen as Mirza, landlord of an old dilapidated ‘haveli’ in the heart of Lucknow, named Fatima Mahal, while Ayushmann Khurrana is his shrewd tenant, Baankey. Their situation is akin to that of Tom and Jerry, with witty banter adding to the quirk factor of the script.

The film, produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar, will premiere worldwide on June 12 on Amazon Prime Video.

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Sabyasachi Chakraborty Was Supposed To Be A Part Of THESE Shah Rukh Khan & Aamir Khan Films

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Sabyasachi Chakraborty Was Supposed To Be A Part Of THESE Shah Rukh Khan & Aamir Khan Films

Veteran Bengali actor Sabyasachi Chakrabarty has had Bollywood exposure in “Dil Se..”, “Parineeta” and “Khakee“, besides a brush with international cinema in Mira Nairs “The Namesake”. The actor who has been popular as Feluda among Bengali film buffs, shares he missed out on working with superstars Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan while in Bollywood.

“Most of the time I had to say ‘no’ to an opportunity because the role came to me at the last minute — when the casting director calls me and asks for dates within 15 days. At times they say that they have outdoor shooting abroad that I have to be a part of. Since I always have schedules for at least two months in hand, I couldn’t say no to all those I had already committed because of one offer that comes at the very last moment,” Sabyasachi Chakrabarty told IANS.

“Having said that I did miss out on working with some of the stars and that I feel bad about. Aamir Khan thought of a character for me in ‘Lagaan’. Shah Rukh Khan thought about one role for me in ‘Ashoka’. There were many such offers I couldn’t take,” shared the actor who recently appeared in the Zee5 web series ‘Lalbazaar’.

However, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty shared his experience of rejection, too.

“There were instances when I was selected, went to Mumbai, spoke to the producer of the film. Then, from the newspapers, I got to know that the film has started its first schedule of shooting and they did not even inform me I am not in the film! But ye sab to hota hi rehta hai hum sabke saath (these things keep happening to us). I see no reason of feeling disappointed. I do not get into depression by such incidents. You move on and as long as you are alive, keep your hopes alive!” smiled the actor.

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Kartik Aaryan With His Latest Selfie Proves Why ‘Good Boy Is The New Bad Boy’

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Kartik Aaryan With His Latest Selfie Proves Why ‘Good Boy Is The New Bad Boy’ (Pic Credit – Kartik Aaryan/Instagram)

Kartik Aaryan is surely among Bollywood stars who have been the busiest all through the lockdown. So what of the cinema halls are shut, Kartik has continued to regale fans on social media.

On Saturday, he posted a close-up on Instagram and added a witty caption to go with it, that matches his mischievous grin in the snapshot.

“Good Boy is the New Bad Boy,” he wrote as if describing his expression, which comes with a carefully careless hairdo and a designer stubble.

With the lockdown gradually being phased out and with the unlock phase setting in, Kartik must surely be hoping to return to the studios soon in order to face the cameras.

A while ago, Kartik shared the photograph on Instagram, where he is seen sporting a full-sleeved T-shirt and flaunting his trimmed beard and uncombed hair. But it was the caption, which caught everyone’s eye. He wrote: “Bulaati hai magar jaane ka nahi.”

He has “Bhool Bulaiya 2” and “Dostana 2” coming up.

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The Family Man Actor Manoj Bajpayee BASHES KRK: “Ab Jo Jung Shuru Hui Hai…”

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Kamaal R Khan also known as KRK has a massive fan following on Twitter owing to his outspoken nature and controversial tweets. Yesterday he posted a picture of Manoj Bajpayee along with Hansal Mehta and Milap Zaveri and the picture stated ‘Biggest supporters of Nepotism’.

KRK captioned the post, “My review is coming soon!”

The tweet went viral in no time and filmmaker, Hansal Mehta who happened to be in the picture replied to his tweet and wrote, “Don’t you dare mess with me. I will not take any slander or abuse lying down. Your bullying will not work with me. Your filth can neither make nor break me. Stay away. Consider this a warning.”

Later, Manoj Bajpayee lashed him out on his Twitter account and wrote, “अब जो जंग शुरू होगी वो मुक़ाम के पहुँचने तक लड़ी जाएगी ! मैं फिर कहता हूँ समस्या ये व्यक्ति तभी बनता है जब हमारे बीच के लोग इस तरह के लोगों का उत्साह बढ़ाते हैं।आप सब unfollow करें ताक़त अपने आप ख़त्म हो जाएगी ।”

Later, Hansal tweeted once more and wrote, “जेल जाएगा तू”

https://twitter.com/mehtahansal/status/1279480327178772480

Well, well. KRK has been really active on social media lately ever since Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise and talking about nepotism and targetting big names in the Bollywood.

What are your views on KRK targetting the Family Man actor Manoj Bajpayee in this whole nepotism debate? Tell us in the comments section below.

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