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Abhishek Bachchan is currently working with Anurag Basu in his passion project. On Dussehra Junior Bachchan shared about his next film saying “On the auspicious day of Dussehra we embark on a new journey.” Anurag Basu’s next is going to be a multi-cast and multi-story film.
Abhishek has been back after a sabbatical with Manmarziyaan and the movie was loved by the audience. After the success of the film, the actor has signed multiple projects and a show on digital platform as well.
At a recent event, the actor was interviewed by Director Shoojit Sircar where the actor spoke openly about pressure of being a Bachchan, family, love for sports and movies. Sircar asked him about the Me Too movement in India and if that would help Aradhya, as his daughter if she ever plans to comes to the industry.
To that he said, “No. But before I answer that, I would like to give this some context and perspective. The two women who are close to me, my mother and my wife have worked in the industry on their own terms. They’ve never been forced to do anything they didn’t want to do. There’s a huge debate on gender parity in the film business and in other industries.”
He further disclosed, “I’ve worked in nine films with my wife and in eight of those, she’s got paid more than I have. The highest-paid actor in Piku was Deepika (Padukone). It’s a business and if you are a saleable actor, you get paid accordingly. You can’t be a new actress and demand to be paid the same as Shah Rukh Khan.”
Speaking about the harassments, the actor said that it is very difficult for a country like India to start completely rethinking since these things have passed on since generations. He added, “First we have to stop character assassination, we have to listen before we judge. I don’t know what the end game of this campaign will be; what I am sure of is that it will set people thinking and make them aware, and that’s a welcome start.”
Currently, Junior Bachchan seems quite excited to become busy again working.
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Author: Srinanti Bagchi
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