Being the son of Amitabh Bachchan and carving your niche as an actor doesn’t come easy. Abhishek Bachchan has had his fair share of ups and downs in a career spanning over two decades and one feels his truest potential as a performer hasn’t been tapped to the fullest. 2021 may prove to be the game changer he was always hoping for.
The first of his releases is The Big Bull, a fictionalised biopic of Harshad Mehta, slated to stream on Disney+ Hotstar on April 8, that also marks the return of Ileana after a three-year hiatus from the industry. Harshad Mehta’s story boasts of several twists and turns and tells one the intoxication of being a popular figure – it fits Abhishek’s persona at this stage of his career perfectly.
Another film of his is Bob Biswas, named after the character of a creepy government servant in Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani franchise, which promises to deliver something unusual. One of the producers for the film is Shah Rukh Khan himself. Abhishek has finalised two other films – one Dasvi, for which he has begun shooting already.
The other project is the much anticipated remake of Ayyappanum Koshiyum, where he would co-star John Abraham, to be helmed by Mission Mangal fame Jagan Shakti. Abhishek reprises the role originally played by Biju Menon in Malayalam. Pawan Kalyan plays the same character in the Telugu version.