20 years ago, when Abhishek Bachchan made his debut in Refugee, everyone was intrigued, and it wasn’t the most commercial debut, or the most commercially successful debut either. But the audience had to sit up and take notice of him as the aggressive goon, Lallan Singh, in Yuva, and when he moved on so smoothly to be […]
20 years ago, when Abhishek Bachchan made his debut in Refugee, everyone was intrigued, and it wasn’t the most commercial debut, or the most commercially successful debut either. But the audience had to sit up and take notice of him as the aggressive goon, Lallan Singh, in Yuva, and when he moved on so smoothly to be the why so-serious cop of Sanjay Gadhvi’s Dhoom. He arrived, albeit slowly, but as you look at the kind of characters he’s portrayed over the last 20 years, you realise that Junior Bachchan, as he is fondly called, brings a certain je ne sais quoi to his screen presence.
In 2020, Abhishek Bachchan made his digital debut in Amazon Prime Video’s Breathe: Into The Shadows, an intense mystery and crime thriller, which is spread over 12 episodes.
“Digital streaming platforms are here to stay. That doesn’t mean that the others — be it stage, television or cinema — are going to be compromised. I see a future of even more exciting content coming out of India and a lot of new talent, not just in front of the camera, but also behind the camera. The one thing that the medium of web does very easily, for example, is reach people everywhere. Breathe: Into The Shadows is being rolled out eventually in over 200 nations worldwide, in several languages, so you’re taking Indian content to an audience that might not have seen our films. So, I think it’s a win-win situation,” the actor had told us in his cover interview last year.
Recently, actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who is married to Abhishek Bachchan shared pictures from the 2007 premiere of Guru.
“On this day…14 years…GURU FOREVER,” she captioned the picture. According to the Hindustan Times, Bachchan had proposed to the actress right after Guru‘s New York premiere.
“I was filming in New York for a movie. And, I used to stand on the balcony of my hotel room and wish that, ‘One day, wouldn’t it be nice if I was together with her, married. Years later, we were there for the premiere of Guru. After the premiere, we were back in the hotel. So, I took her to the very same balcony, and I asked her to marry me,” he had said in an interview, according to HT.