Sunday, December 12, 2010

Abhishek Bachchan: Bad Actor or Good Actor?

Though he may have not started it, Abhishek Bachchan found himself in a middle of controversies with many people within the industry doubting his acting capabilities. Though critics and people in general think that Abhishek Bachchan is a good actor, there are many who think that he has been giving many chances because of his super-star father Amitabh Bachchan, something that other newcomers may not have the luxury of.

In this year, 2010, Abhishek’s family friend, adman Prahlad Kakkar said that Abhishek Bachchan was just lucky to get 17 chances. At the Mumbai festival, he entertained people with his take on Bollywood, “Why use a good actor when you can have a nephew? And if you have to create stars anyway, why not from the family? It is hence very difficult for men to become stars. But since Bollywood does not want their women to be in films, females have a better chance of becoming stars or starlets. Men stars are usually useless nephews and sons," he said at a forum. No. he did not end there. He went on to 'cite an example' in the form of Abhishek Bachchan. He said, "Abhishek Bachchan has 17 flops in a row and is still going strong. He is unique and should be in the Guinness Book of Records." 

Abhishek Bachchan later tweeted “"I love Prahlad Kakkar, he should be a stand-up comic not an ad-filmmaker. Maybe then someone will take him seriously! This coming from a man who makes commercials with his own son. Hmmm. Oh ya, Prahlad, I'm already in the Guinness book of world records and a very proud son. I hope you give your sons an opportunity to say the same someday.

But then the digs against him just does not seem to end; with fire-brand director Anurag Kashyap alleging that the Bachchans were insecure enough to push Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey ahead, and delay a similar film made by another team. He wrote on his Facebook wall, “See Chittagong, a far superior film made on the same subject as Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey.. At 1/8 th the cost, far superior actors and immense passion... Producers decided to sit on it, because of a phone call from someone, because that someone was trying desperately to save his son’s career... welcome to Bollywood, where whose son you are outshines all the hard work and passion and potential and talent. KHJJS came and went, now what?” Anurag even considers Abhishek Bachchan’s best work in Yuva, as bad acting.

Abhishek Bachchan’s acting in Raavan was criticized for not being good enough, at least not in par with the Tamil version, which was enacted by Vikram. However,the facts still show that Bachchan Jr's. performances have been quite appreciated in many films. Abhishek Bachchan has won Filmfare awards for his performances in Yuva, Sarkar and Kabhi Alvida Ne Kehna; while his performance in Guru, was widely appreciated.

So, do you think Abhishek Bachchan is a bad actor or has he been just unlucky with some of his last few films? As they say, an actor is only known by his or her last release. Also read, Abhishek Bachchan replying to criticism. Finally, the maverick director Ram Gopal Varma thinks that Abhishek Bachchan is a better actor than Amitabh Bachchan. What do you think guys? Please comment and let us know your views.


n1 said...

if you take abhishek in film as hero film definately go down
he does not like hero

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