Abhishek Bachchan on his forthcoming film Guru
Abhishek Bachchan is extremely happy with his role in Mani Ratnam’s Guru. He plays the lead opposite Aishwarya Rai once again and hopefully this film will prove luckier than his other films with the actress. Abhishek considers this a role of a life time; he says “Guru is one of those films that I know I will never get again.” Abhishek has had to push himself for his role in Guru both in terms of acting and even for his physical appearance. Abhishek looks forward to the release of the film on January 12, 2007.
Abhishek says “The film is about a villager who wants to be the biggest entrepreneur in the world.” Abhishek also claims that there may be a reference point to Dhirubai Ambani’s life, but ultimately the character is Mani Ratnam’s interpretation. Abhishek had to often put on weight for the older character; he says “as I grew older in the film, I was asked to put on weight. It was tough because we didn’t shoot the film in the same sequence as it unfolds, so I also had to shed that weight within days.” Regarding the buzz about him and co-star Aishwarya Rai, Abhi claims that he sees no reason to talk about his personal life as fans are not really interested in his personal life.
Abhishek’s personal style has always been talked about, recently he has been sporting several coloured stones in the form of rings on his fingers and his recent hair band is fast becoming a rage. As for the rings, he claims that his mother Jaya Bachchan has given them to him and asked him to wear it and he does so unquestioningly. As for his hairband, he claims that he had to grow his hair long for his role in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom; he says “I am not making any fashion statement; it’s only an accessory to keep hair off my face.” Abhishek has no qualms about being seen on the small screen too, he claims “I am an actor and my job is to entertain, TV is another medium of entertainment.” He also claims that he would not mind being a part of SRK’s KBC.
Abhishek is very happy with the success of his last film Dhoom 2 and feels that he has learnt a lot from it. Abhishek is also excited about his forthcoming films Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Ramgopal Varma’s Sarkar 2 and Goldie Behl’s Drona.