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No pressure to live up to family’s name: Abhishek Bachchan

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Abhishek Bachchan is never under pressure to live up to his family’s name but says high audience expectation is always good to bring out the best in any actor. The star son, who rates his dad Amitabh Bachchan as his favourite actor, says his family background is not something on his mind when facing camera and he feels like any other artiste in the industry. “That’s a good thing, people should have high expectations of you. Then you can deliver to high expectations,” Abhishek said.

The ‘Guru’, ‘Yuva’ and ‘Dhoom’ actor is back with ‘Manmarziyaan’ releasing on September 14, after a two-year break, which he spent reassessing and re-evaluating his acting career. “It was a personal decision about how I want to approach my work. It wasn’t the kind of work I was doing or anything. It was just that I felt I as an actor had become a bit complacent about,” he said.

He does not see his return to the silver screen as being his second innings. “But that’s what you (media) are all going to call, so I will accept that.”


Excited and happy with Anurag Kashyap-directed ‘Manmarziyaan’, he is now keen to know what the audiences are going to think about the movie. Abhishek said he really enjoyed working with Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal, the main leads in the upcoming film, along with him, describing them as gifted actors, and it was a great learning experience for him. He said he has been focusing on his schedules in the last one year and has “lots and lots of work” going forward.