Abhishek Bachchan on doing multi-starrer films: Things like ego will only destroy your work, I give my best shot

After doing Ludo, where Abhishek shared screenspace with others, he believes ego has never come his way as it only destroys one's work
Written By Saumya Bansal | Updated: November 29, 2020 20:29 IST
Abhishek Bachchan on doing multi-starrer films: Things like ego will only destroy your work, I give my best shot

Abhishek Bachchan has been comfortably acquiring web screen space with back to back successes in Breathe and Ludo. Though his last film was a multi-starrer, he came out reflecting his strong personality for the role. Whether any problem like ego came across him, the actor told a tabloid, "Sadly, we end up labeling this as an actor’s ego. I think that is where the fundamental problem is. I understand why the media would label it as such, it’s more sensational and grabs more eyeballs, and is the easiest way to explain a situation. It’s not that.”

 
So what is it that drives him in doing most of what he does, the actor adds, "It comes from that quest and desire to excel in whatever you are doing. When it comes to actors, sadly, since time immemorial, it’s labeled as an actor’s ego. No, we want to do our best, that’s it. When other actors are involved, it’s survival of the fittest, it’s a carnal, basic instinct in human beings. I don’t think it purely stems from insecurity. Yes, one has heard of such stories, it takes an actor of immense self-assurance and security in what they are doing, to not even allow thoughts like that to come to your head."
 
Abhishek, who has done multi-starrer films in the part like Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, says, "I am very comfortable and enjoy doing a multi-star cast or ensemble piece. I have done a lot of multi-starrers, and if not all, they have been with highly accomplished actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, or my father (Amitabh Bachchan). It’s just a pleasure to be around and learn from them. The silver lining is that when you are in the frame with these people, you live off reflected glory to some extent. They are so good, they make you look good!”


CREDITS: HT


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