Abhishek Bachchan is currently home, safe with his family after beating coronavirus like a true warrior! But when we shot this episode of The Bombay Journey with the actor, he was still dubbing for his web-debut that happened with Breathe: Into The Shadows. And while the show garnered mixed reviews, Junior AB’s acting received critical acclaim for his brevity and composure. The actor here reveals his first reaction on hearing the script was the immediate desire to start working on it and it is out for everyone to see why. His character on Amazon Prime Video’s show gave him the anti-hero variety he is always keen on playing. But that’s the thing about Abhishek Bachchan, he is effortless and a natural when it comes to practising restraint that is needed for the particular role. But does he carry it home? Well, not on days Mumbai traffic keeps him at road for hours on the route back. I mean that’s got to count as a creative process of snapping out of characters, no?
Not just that, the actor even spoke about the differences between films and OTT medium especially when it comes to the duration of the filming and the treatment given to it while the first happens. Not to mention, how the streaming services has introduced him and us to talented character actors who somehow didn’t get their due in mainstream Bollywood cinema. However, the chat didn’t end without listing his favourite things about Bombay including the vibe of the city that never stops giving.
He even reminisced about Bombay when he was growing up in Juhu and how he used to often play outside his house, back when there were marshes and buffaloes bathed in it. Among food favourites of the junk food capital are misal pav, vada pav, the occasionalpanipuri on the streets. Yep, celebrities are just like you and I!
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