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Abhishek BachchanAbhishek Bachchan - the next superstar?
19th Nov 2006  10.00 IST
By ApunKaChoice  


Abhishek Bachchan had a string of fourteen flops before Mani Ratnam directed him in Yuva in 2004.

Abhishek's role of the intense and short-tempered Lallan in 'Yuva' was a defining one that propelled him to Bollywood stardom and for which he also won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.




Since then, Abhishek has starred in a chain of box office successes like Bunty Aur Babli , Sarkar , Bluffmaster and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna . His lackluster performance in the just released Umrao Jaan is nothing but a minor aberration.

And now Ratnam is directing Abhishek again in Guru that is scheduled to release on December 22, 2006 and speculations are that his role in the film will give a nudge to the Junior Bachchan's career and place him in league with the Khans.

The last big film of the year, Guru is being described as Ratnam's most ambitious film to date. It is the story of a young and ambitious man (Abhishek) who makes all his dreams come true. A story that some believe is inspired by the life of Dhirubhai Ambani.

From the promos of the film released so far, it is evident that Abhishek's is the focus role and the film represents a rare big opportunity for him.

Speaking about the film Abhishek recently told a TV news channel, "'Guru' has been a very challenging film. A very tough film to do. I hope it is rewarded. More so for Mani because he has worked very hard on it. He is just truly a genius and deserves every bit of credit that he gets."

The gorgeous Aishwarya Rai , who interestingly started her film career with Ratnam's Tamil film 'Iruvar' in 1997, is cast opposite Abhishek in the film that also stars Vidya Balan , in a small and pivotal role, Madhavan , Mallika Sherawat and Mithun Chakraborty .

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