‘Made Tea On Set…Rakeysh Mehra Is World’s Worst Narrator’: Abhishek Bachchan Pours His Heart Out

In a roundtable discussion with Galatta Plus, Abhishek Bachchan revisited his time in the Bollywood industry. In the process, he talked from his financial crunch to rejecting ‘Rang De Basanti’.


“Left College, Made Tea on Set”

Abhishek Bachchan opened up about the ‘rough time’ his family faced before his Bollywood debut with the 2000 film ‘Refugee’. Abhishek revealed, “I left my college and came back. My father (Amitabh Bachchan) was going through a bit of a rough time financially. He had opened a company that had racked up a lot of losses. So, I said, ‘I need to be around my father.'” Abhishek then talked about how he even worked as a production boy for Gautam Berry and made tea on the set.

No filmmaker cast him.

Abhishek Bachchan also talked about how no filmmaker wanted to cast him, despite the buzz surrounding his debut as Amitabh Bachchan’s son. “There was a lot of chatter and excitement about me joining the film industry. Not because of me, but because of the kid I was. But contrary to that, people were not interested in working with me. I think I met all the directors I could have met, and they all very respectfully declined, saying, ‘We don’t want the responsibility of watching you,’” Abhishek revealed at the roundtable.

Rakeysh Mehra is the ‘world’s worst narrator’

Abhishek Bachchan disclosed that he was given Rang De Basanti, but he turned it down. The ‘Ghoomer’ actor revisited how he couldn’t grasp the narrative of the Aamir Khan-starrer because of how director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra narrated it. .

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