In a recent interview with Shoojit Sircar, Abhishek Bachchan talked about his debut movie and how he was super tensed regarding his performance in the same. Amitabh Bachchan has made his name through decades in the Bollywood industry. When his son tries his hand at acting, there is bound to be a lot of excitement in everyone to see whether he lives up to his father or not.
While shooting the first scene of his Debut movie Refugee, more than 2000-3000 people got together to witness him. “The scene began and I started pouring water into a jerrycan and had to look up and say my line. The shot went on forever — I finished pouring all the water — and no one said ‘Cut’. JP saab looked at me and said, ‘And?’ And I was like, ‘What?’ He was like, ‘Where’s the rest of the dialogue?’ I had no idea what he was talking about. I was then told that I had a three-page soliloquy after the first line, which I had completely switched off from!,” he said.
He had to give 17 takes in all and was very nervous throughout. “That evening as I was driving back to the hotel, it dawned on me that I had spent more energy that day thinking about pressure, perception and what people are going to say vis-a-vis my parents when actually those energies should have been channelled into doing my job. And I decided that day that I’m never going to think about this,” he added.