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Abhishek Bachchan says Aaradhya found his Bob Biswas look ‘cute’, reveals Aishwarya Rai-Jaya Bachchan’s reaction | Bollywood

Around a decade in the past, Abhishek Bachchan was supplied the position of Bob Biswas in Kahaani however was compelled to show it down. The movie turned a sleeper hit and the character, which was essayed by Saswata Chatterjee, turned so well-liked that it acquired a standalone movie of its personal.

Now, Abhishek stars as Bob Biswas in a movie of the identical identify, alongside Chitrangda Singh. Talking to Hindustan Times about whether or not he has any regrets about letting go of Kahaani, he mentioned, “There is no way to answer this question without stepping on people’s toes but I’ll try. In all fairness and honesty, I didn’t know that he was offering me the role of Bob Biswas in Kahaani. Yes, it’s true that we had spoken, as we have been for the last two decades about doing a film together.”

“He had told me a plotline, the story idea that he had, which at that point I couldn’t do because I was about to leave for an outdoor (shoot) for a movie I did, Bol Bachchan. Due to my unavailability, he went and made that film (with someone else). That film happened to be Kahaani, I didn’t know it was going to be Kahaani and the role he was offering me turned out to be Bob Biswas. I am not somebody who believes in regrets, you get what you deserve. You can’t live your life in regret and keep looking over your shoulder all the time,” he added.

Abhishek mentioned that he was ‘very happy’ concerning the character of Bob Biswas being revisited. “I used to be more than pleased when he got here to me as a result of it was a terrific position. I don’t know any actor who would say no to a task like this,” he mentioned.

Last month, viewers noticed Saif Ali Khan getting into Abhishek’s footwear in Bunty Aur Babli 2. In Bob Biswas, Abhishek replaces Saswata because the insurance coverage agent moonlighting as a employed murderer. On being requested what he thinks about taking on a task made well-liked by one other actor, he mentioned, “It’s immaterial what I think, it really doesn’t matter. At the end of the day, the audience that goes and watches the film is going to decide whether they like the film or not. Contrary to what we actors like to believe, it isn’t all about us. It is about the film.”

Abhishek urged viewers to present Bob Biswas a ‘fair chance’. “If you enjoy the film, you get your answer right there,” he mentioned. He added that it could be ‘premature’ to type an opinion based mostly on the trailer alone.

Talking about his portrayal of Bob Biswas, Abhishek mentioned that it was a aware resolution to not placed on a Bengali accent. “Just because you are from Kolkata, doesn’t mean you have to sound Bengali all the time. I am from Mumbai, I don’t sound Marathi. We were very clear that we wanted to stay away from that. Barring one phrase, which is kind of like his taqiya kalam (signature phrase) – ‘nomoshkaar’ – which only comes once in the film. Even Chitrangda’s character Mary to our children in the film, there is no attempt at an accent or any such thing. Kolkata is a character in the film, which is the backdrop, the setting of our story,” he mentioned.

Abhishek mentioned that the ‘biggest challenge’ for him was to keep up the load that he placed on for Bob Biswas all through the lockdown. “I had put on a crazy amount of weight. I had become between 100-105 kilos and it was very difficult to keep on during the lockdown. You have to understand that during the lockdown, we were leading a very enclosed life, we can’t move around too much. So having that kind of weight which your body is not used to is very, very difficult.”

While his father Amitabh Bachchan was effusive in his reward for the Bob Biswas trailer, Abhishek mentioned that the remainder of his members of the family had been ‘reserved’ with their responses. “The ladies of the house (his mother Jaya Bachchan, wife Aishwarya Rai and sister Shweta Bachchan) are very reserved with their comments because they don’t like to say anything that will not come true. So they like to keep quiet till the film comes out. But I still get food when I go home, I haven’t been thrown out, so I presume it’s okay,” he mentioned.

On being requested about his daughter Aaradhya’s response to seeing him as a killing machine, Abhishek mentioned, “Well, she has seen me throughout the making of the film, so nothing adverse that way. She found it quite cute, actually. She doesn’t really know what Bob does (laughs).”

Abhishek mentioned that Bob Biswas was envisioned as a theatrical launch. “Obviously, we would love to see it on screen but the circumstances are what they are. There is something else that you have to consider, that there is a huge business side to it that comes into play. We are talking about a film which already had to wait for 10 months and the producer had to foot that bill,” he mentioned.

Abhishek talked about how movies made for the large display screen and OTT are totally different in nature. The latter needs to be continuously partaking, he mentioned. “You can’t bore them for more than a minute because if it is more than a minute, I believe they press that button and they are out of there, gone.”

However, Abhishek feels that Bob Biswas lies within the candy spot between movies and OTT. “It was written for the big screen but it seamlessly and perfectly fits into the kind of content that is being consumed on OTT. I think the subject matter, the approach, the execution is something that seamlessly fits perfectly in the OTT space. We have all been very lucky to get an opportunity to collaborate with Zee5,” he mentioned.

Bob Biswas, directed by Diya Annapurna Ghosh, launched on Zee5 on Friday.

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