Imposed no-intimate-scene policy for Aaradhya, Abhishek Bachchan


Post Aaradhya’s birthday, Abhishek Bachchan has maintained a no-intimate-scene policy because he doesn’t want to do anything which will make her daughter feel shy in future.

Ahead of the release of his digital debut, Amazon Prime’s ‘Breathe: Into the Shadows’, Abhishek speaks to journalist Rajeev Masand. When he was asked if becoming father to Aaradhya eight years ago has changed anything, he replied, “I know it has changed one thing. There are certain kinds of films and scenes I’m not comfortable doing anymore. I would not want to do anything in which my daughter would feel uncomfortable or something that she’d question me about, saying ‘hey what’s going on here?’”

Abhishek continued, “I’m thankful for it, because as it is, I was very uncomfortable doing romantic scenes. So I’m not comfortable doing any intimate scenes, and I’d rather not.” The actor has said that he has made this a stipulation. “I say that to my directors before signing on, that if there’s a scene which has a lot of physical intimacy, that’s something I’m not willing to do, so you have a choice.” He said that a 100% of the times, the directors did away with the scenes altogether. “If they say this is integral to my storytelling and they really can’t wrap their heads around doing it in a differently aesthetic way, then I say ‘look, you have a choice, I’m very happy to bow out’.”

When the actor was asked if he has ever lost a film because of this restriction, Abhishek said, “Yes, and that’s fine. No regrets, because I had a creative point of view, and the producer-director have a creative point of view, and they didn’t want to compromise on that and I completely respect that, and it’s perfectly fine.”

The actor has multiple projects in the pipeline, including the films Ludo, Bob Biswas and The Big Bull. He said that they are all at the stage where they can be released, and that he has around four projects that he has signed on to.