Abhishek Bachchan on Daddy Amitabh’s Financial Crisis
Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, who took his acting lessons in Boston, recalled when he returned to India to support his family during a major financial crisis.
It was the year 2000, and Abhishek made his Bollywood debut with JP Dutta’s film “Refugee” alongside Kareena Kapoor. Meanwhile, his father and megastar Amitabh Bachchan also started hosting ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’.
The actor in an interaction on The Ranveer Show podcast said, “I spoke to my dad about college. My family was going through difficult financial times. And I just felt as a son, even though I might not have qualified at the time, that I needed to be with my dad. Even for moral support. He’s a great guy on moral support. He likes to know his family is around.
“I said I can’t be sitting here in Boston when my dad doesn’t know how he’s going to have dinner. And that’s how bad it was. And he said it publicly. He had to borrow money from his staff to put food on the table. I just felt a moral obligation to be with him. I called him up and said ‘You know daddy, I think I want to quit college halfway and come back and just be with you, try to help you in any way. At least you will know that your boy is next to you and that he is there for you, ”he added.
In one of the ‘KBC’ episodes starring daughter Shweta and granddaughter Navya Naveli, Big B recalled: reactions I received made me believe the world has changed for me .
At work, Abhishek was last seen in “Bob Biswas”, which revolves around a hitman of the same name originally featured in Vidya Balan’s hit “Kahaani”, tried by Saswata Chatterjee in the movie.
The spin-off, directed by Diya Annapurna Ghosh, was released on ZEE5 on December 3.
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Posted on: Tuesday December 07, 2021 12:33 IST