ApunKaChoice : Bollywood


Abhishek BachchanI would prefer challenging roles in Hollywood: Abhishek Bachchan
15th Nov 2007  13.00 IST
By Agencies  

Abhishek Bachchan says that he has no inclination to go to Hollywood unless, the role offered is really challenging.

Being among 'celebrated company' as Superstar of the millennium Amitabh Bachchan as father and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who has in recent years become an 'apple in Hollywood's pie', as wife, one would assume that for Abhishek, having conquered hearts of cinegoers in India with his performances in films like Guru and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna , the next stop would be Hollywood only.

Not so for the Bollywood's current heartthrob. Even as wife Ash's career is going great guns in Hollywood, the former Miss World having just been cast in the latest 'Pink Panther' movie, and reports appear of his father about to embark on a couple of Hollywood projects, Abhishek says he has no inclination to go to Hollywood unless, the role offered is really challenging.

''I don't think Indian actors are very interested in going to Hollywood and playing a hot dog vendor on the side. Over here, we enjoy the love of our audience, we get very challenging roles to do, unless someone can better that, we won't think of doing a film anywhere else,'' said the junior Bachchan in an interview to a private TV channel.

Speaking in an interview on CNN International, for its programme 'CNN Talk Asia', Abhishek, however, did not altogether rule out the possibility of doing a Hollywood film.

''I'm sure, tomorrow, if there was an inquiry about a film which excited me creatively, why not? I'd love to. I think it's good to broaden one's horizons. I look upon it as a learning experience.

But as of now, I've never been offered anything which excited me or something that I felt would be challenging enough for me to do,'' Abhishek said on the programme, to be telecast on Saturday at 2130 hours.

On wife Ash and father Amitabh Bachchan's forays in Hollywood, he said,'' I think Dad and Aishwarya, don't look upon it as going to the West. They look upon it as doing another film, it just happens to be in another language.''

Asked whether the presence of so many brilliant actors in the family put an additional burden on him, he said, ''Unfortunately a lot of people try and portray who I am, the kind of family I come from and try and make it out to be a huge burden, it's really not.

It's anything but that. People talk about expectations, people talk about your own personal standards that you have to set. I look upon it more positively, where I feel they're great goals to try and achieve.''

He added, ''I believe I have two of the most gifted actors on earth at home. I've recently got married to another one of my favorite actors, so, I think they're all great in their fields and they're great standards for me. And I've always looked upon it positively because I feel they're good human beings who have gone about their profession in the correct way and I'd like to emulate that. I've never looked upon it as a burden.''

Abhishek, who appears with Ash in the forthcoming Sarkar Raj , said the experience of working together on the same set was thrilling.

''I love it. Both of us being actors know that there's going to be times ahead where we're not going to see each other for months. So we enjoyed every moment of the shoot. And the great thing is that for the past few year we've been working together,'' he said.

Having attained stardom after a long and arduous struggle which saw him acting in nearly a dozen flops in a row in the beginning of his career before Dhoom and Bunty Aur Babli brought about a turnaround.

''At the end of the day it's got to do with luck. That's one thing you learn very quickly in the Indian film industry. You can work really hard on your physique, on your craft and on the films you do. You can choose the best of directors, the best of productions, get the best technicians, you can put your entire body and soul into a film, but at the end of the day, it all depends on the audience,'' he said.

Abhishek Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Sarkar Raj
Bunty Aur Babli

Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Alia Bhatt | Surveen Chawla | New Hindi Movies

Fab or Drab: Huma Qureshi in Nachiket Barve
Does Huma Qureshi wow in Nachiket Barve dress with Maori tattoo inspired embroidery?
Movie Review: 'Roar - Tigers Of The Sunderbans' is a bore best avoided
Rishi Kapoor doing fine, discharged from hospital
Alia Bhatt to star in 'Rock On' sequel?
First Look: Amitabh Bachchan sports pot-belly for 'Piku'
We’ve had differences; taking time off: Bipasha Basu, Harman Baweja confirm
Telly tattle: How Vatsal Sheth scared living daylights out of Sanjeeda Sheikh!
Shah Rukh Khan thanks Salman Khan for promoting 'Happy New Year'
'The Best Of Me' Hollywood team to watch 'Happy New Year' at single screen theatre
Pix: Unbelievably huge crowd greets Shah Rukh Khan in Kanpur
Sana Khan, Ismail Khan get bail after arrest
Rishi Kapoor hospitalized with malaria, doing fine
Katniss has a message for President Snow in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' final trailer
I read movie reviews only if they are funny: Shah Rukh Khan
Watch: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha’s groovy dance moves in song 'Keeda'


ECARDS > Valentines Day, New Year, Diwali, Birthday, Valentines, Love, Christmas
CardWeaver.com > Birthday, Holi


celebs wallpapers the celeb A-Z
who's in Freida Pinto | Anushka Sharma | Katrina Kaif | Deepika Padukone | Ranbir Kapoor | Dev Patel | Aishwarya Rai | Abhishek Bachchan | Imran Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Salman Khan | Aamir Khan | Hrithik Roshan | Akshay Kumar | Zayed Khan | Saif Ali Khan | John Abraham | Shahid Kapur | Kareena Kapoor | Vidya Balan | Priyanka Chopra | Rani Mukherjee | Mallika Sherawat | Bipasha Basu | Preity Zinta | Kajol | Neha Dhupia | Sameera Reddy | Juhi Chawla | Karisma Kapoor | Madhuri Dixit | Chitrangada Singh | Payal Rohatgi | Sneha Ullal | Mahima Chaudhary | Meghna Naidu | Rakhi Sawant | Bhumika Chawla | Lisa Ray | Dimple Kapadia | Ayesha Takia | Dia Mirza | Sushmita Sen | Amisha Patel | Esha Deol | Amrita Rao | Amrita Arora | Genelia D'Souza | Arjun Rampal | Amitabh Bachchan | Vivek Oberoi | Raima Sen | Riya Sen | Rekha | Rimi Sen | Nigar Khan | Tanushree Dutta | Yana Gupta | Shilpa Shetty | Celina Jaitley | Sonam Kapoor | Neha Oberoi | Nisha Rawal | Manjari Fadnis | Kamal Haasan | Rajnikant | Asin | Sanjay Dutt | Shahid Kapoor | Sherlyn Chopra | Farhan Akhtar | Prachi Desai | Mandira Bedi | Shahana Goswami | Konkona Sen Sharma | Kangana Ranaut | Mugdha Godse | Masumeh Makhija | Minissha Lamba | Nandana Sen | Malaika Arora | Shweta Kumar | Namitha | Kalki Koechlin | Mahi Gill | Shakeela | Lara Dutta | A R Rahman | Trisha | Shruti Haasan | Neetu Chandra | Shriya Saran | Padma Lakshmi | Emma Watson | Kelly Clarkson | Britney Spears | Anne Hathaway | Anjana Sukhani | Tila Tequila | Soha Ali Khan | Priyamani | Sonal Chauhan | Vaishali Desai | Jackky Bhagnani | Kristen Stewart | Robert Pattinson | Neil Nitin Mukesh | Shiney Ahuja | more...