AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN IS RETURING TO THE SILVER SCREEN AFTER A GAP OF FIVE YEARS WITH JAZBAA
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan may have been in the film industry for four decades now but he feels the stardom of an actor is transitory as a new superstar is born in every 5 to 10 years.
The 72-year-old actor said the way a sportsman’s play gets restricted after a certain age, an actor’s work also gets limited due to the physical changes that come with age.
“Like sportsmen don’t play too much after a certain age as they are physically weak after a while, similarly, when actors get old their face changes. There comes a time when an actor does not fit certain characters and films,” Big B said in an interview.
“If that happens one has to stop working. There will be new young people and audience. I feel my time has gone now. I am at the back now. In every 5 or 10 year there will be a new superstar and you have to bow down in front of them,” he added.
The evergreen star is the one of busiest artist at his age and Bachchan feels lucky that he has worked with different generations of actors and learnt from them.
“I am gifted by the Almighty that I have worked with four generations and I have learnt so much from all of them. I learn everyday on the sets. The average age of an actor is from 25 to 30 in the industry now and with me there is a difference of 40 odd years. But, I do observe them every day and try to learn from them,” he said.
Mr Bachchan said that he is amazed to see transformation in filmmaking process over the years from the technology to the detailed planning for a movie.
“Earlier, only Salim-Javed (Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar) used to come with a bound script but now everybody comes with a bound script,” he said.
The change which has impressed him the most, however, is the increased number of females in the industry. “There used to be only heroines and mothers but now there are more women than the males and that’s what I like. They all are very efficient and capable in their work right from the sets to costume to the production work,” he said.
Meanwhile, talking about his son, actor Abhishek’s role in his upcoming film Shamitabh, Mr Bachchan said that he just has just a passing shot in.
“We were shooting at the airport and Abhishek landed there at that point of time. He came into the frame and R Balki (director) captured him,” the actor said.
The father-son were last seen in National Award winning Paa, also directed by R Balki.
Mr Bachchan said he would love to team up with Abhishek again if a good script comes their way. “I hope someone comes with a script for me and Abhishek. Someone has to come with a suitable script and if that happens, we will do the film,” he said.
His daughter-in-law, actress Aishwariya Rai Bachchan is making her comeback with Sanjay Gupta’s Jazbaa.
“It’s a good thing that she is coming back on screen and no one has ever stopped her to work,” Mr Bachchan concluded.