Actors like Jaideep Ahlawat, Divyenndu, or Pankaj Tripathi who were not being fully utilized by Bollywood are now flourishing in a new era as more stories are being told, more creative talent gets showcased and more rules are being shattered. The scenario has even forced many established actors re-think their career path. Abhishek Bachchan is no exception as well. Two of his last films ‘Ludo’ and ‘The Big Bull’ released digitally.
During an interaction with an entertainment portal, the versatile actor insisted that the best thing about OTT or digital releases is that it never focuses on the obsession with numbers usually associated with big-screen outings, especially for the first day theatrical hype.
Abhishek says that previously a film’s trailer used to release six to eight weeks ahead of the big day, but now the timeframe has shortened. By the time the film releases, an actor’s excitement is hard to control since the nervousness around initial reactions plays a major factor. However, he admits on a scale of one to hundred, if a theatrical release goes for a 100, films releasing on streaming platforms involve a nervousness level of around 98.
He further points out on OTT releases numbers are never shared leading to a sustained release. So, there’s no such pressure of a first-day first show excitement.
Abhishek Bachchan often finds himself at the receiving end of the hostility towards those who have cemented their place in the industry because of connections and family ties. He has been trolled time and again about how his acting career in Bollywood survives just because of his father. The actor even admitted previously that he too had to face his own share of struggles as Amitabh Bachchan has never picked up the phone on anyone. He has also never made a film for his son Abhishek.
Abhishek will next be seen in ‘Bob Biswas’, being directed by Sujoy Ghosh’s daughter Diya Annapurna Ghosh. The standalone film with a ‘Kahaani’ connection also stars Chitrangada Singh in the lead.