I hate producing films: Abhishek Bachchan
Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who tasted success as a producer with the National Award winning film Paa, says he's not a huge fan of producing movies. However, he's okay with the job as long as he isn't acting in the project as well.
‘I hate producing films. It's just that I got lucky (with Paa). But I hate it,’
Abhishek, who played a reel father to his real father Amitabh Bachchan in the 2009 movie, said.
‘During Paa, I had a very difficult time because the producer in me came in the way of the actor in me. I would be more comfortable in producing a film without me acting in it. If I have to produce a film in which I am acting, that would need a lot of preparation and organisation from my part,’ he added.
Abhishek's next as a producer is Shamitabh, which again stars his megastar father.
‘Shamitabh is more enjoyable because I am just the producer in that. Production is a very difficult job and it's a very thankless job,’ said the 38-year-old.
Being directed by R. Balakrishnan aka R. Balki, the movie also stars Dhanush and Akshara Haasan.
Paa was also directed by R. Balki, and Abhishek says the doors of his home production AB Corp will always remain open for the acclaimed filmmaker. ‘He means a lot to me as a director, and helped me restart my production house with Paa. He made me into a producer by making 'Paa',’ he said.
Production apart, Abhishek is all excited about his big screen appearance in Farah Khan's Happy New Year, which releases 24 Oct – just a day after Diwali. Abhishek Bachchan, who has donned a 'tapori' look for his role as Nandu Bhide in Happy New Year, says the character had to be created from scratch as he bears no resemblance to the actor's real self.
Talking about his character in the film, he said: ‘I play Nandu Bhide from Sangam Chawl in Mumbai. He enjoys his drink a bit too much and that makes him very entertaining and very outrageous, but a lot of fun.
‘Nandu is completely opposite of what I am in real life. There was nothing I could use of myself in Nandu. He is somebody that director Farah Khan and I have literally created from scratch.