Even before he stepped into the film industry, Abhishek Bachchan was subjected to comparisons with his iconic father Amitabh Bachchan. His performances have received more criticism than critical acclaim, but the optimistic actor says he takes criticism seriously and a certain amount of nervous energy keeps him on the toes so that he can grow in a “cut-throat” industry.
“I take criticism seriously because that’s the way one can improve. As an actor, I need to know from another person how my performance is coming across. Having said that, I can identify constructive criticism and differentiate it from bullying,” Abhishek Bachchan said in an interview.
The “Guru” actor, 42, will soon be seen in Anurag Kashyap’s directorial venture “Manmarziyaan”.
As the film is being touted as his comeback, is he feeling the pressure?
“Yes, there is a pressure and that should be there for an artist to grow, I guess.
“One should always doubt himself or herself when doing something new because unless the challenge comes to push the boundary, one cannot grow. The moment you know that it’s easy and I can do it in my sleep, you are not growing,” Abhishek said.
The son of Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek believes success has everything to do with talent. “It takes immense talent for a group of people to make a successful film that a majority of the audience celebrates. If the film doesn’t work for them, something went wrong in the film. As an actor, I work for the audience,” he said.