Actor Abhishek Bachchan says he didn’t come in the industry to ‘stand behind anyone’. The actor, who was last seen in Anurag Kashyap‘s Manmarziyaan, is of the opinion that he has been quite ‘complacent’ and ‘comfortable’ with his position in films in the past. He reveals he had to take a sabbatical after Housefull 3 because he wanted to remove this laziness from his life.
Abhishek was present at a popular chat show with his sister Shweta Bachchan Nanda when he made these statements. When asked about the reason behind staying away from films after Housefull 3, Abhishek told the host, “It’s tricky Karan. I don’t think it was the pressure of what was happening. Rather it was more about my approach towards my work which I thought was incorrect. I was becoming very complacent and comfortable.”
He added, “To call a spade a spade, I was part of huge films, huge budgets, huge stars, huge collections, everything was hunky dory. I had no pressure on me because I was standing behind somebody else who takes all the pressure. I was making lots of money and so were those films…it became very easy. I didn’t come to industry to stand behind anyone.”
Abhishek also revealed how the film industry is a ‘brutal’ place to work. He said it feels bad to see yourself shifting from the lead to the supporting actor but that’s how you learn the most difficult lessons of life. Junior Bachchan said, “It is heartbreaking to any actor who has been centrestage to be shadowed by another actor in the lead. The industry is a brutal place. I don’t think anyone is entitled to say that I am who I am so I deserve this. No, you have to earn it. Moving from centre to left is heartbreaking but you have to use that hurt to inspire yourself to get back into the centre again.”