“As soon as that happens…”
Actor Abhishek Bachchan says it’s always a pleasure to collaborate with his father, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, and all they’re looking for is a good script that helps them deliver a ‘memorable’ experience to the audience .
The 80-year-old film icon and Abhishek have worked together on films Bunty Aur Babli, Sarkar and Sarkar Raj directed by Ram Gopal Varma, Karan Johar’s relationship drama Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna and filmmaker R Balki’s Paa, which starred the veteran actor as Abhishek’s on-screen son suffering from progeria.
Abhishek said that while they enjoy working together, they want to be responsible for their choices. “As actors, we both love working with each other. But as actors, we also understand the responsibility to our audience. Since we have done wonderful and memorable work together, we want to continue to do so. So we are waiting for the right scenario and as soon as that happens we are happy to work together,” Abhishek told PTI in an interview on the sidelines of the weekend and the IIFA Awards in the United Arab Emirates.
The father-son duo will next share the screen in Balki’s upcoming feature, Ghoomer. The film is inspired by the story of Karoly Takacs, the late Hungarian right-handed shooter who won two Olympic gold medals with his left hand after injuring his other hand.
Amitabh has been a constant in all of Balki’s directing ventures, including Cheeni Kum, Paa, Shamitabh, Ki & Ka, Padman, and Chup: Revenge of the Artist. He will also make a special appearance in Ghoomer. “Balki does not make films without my father, he is his lucky charm. So, even if it’s for a shot (he’ll take it). It’s a recurring theme, and it’s the same in this movie,” added Abhishek, who teamed up with the director for the second time after Paa.
On the film front, Abhishek will also be seen in the Nikkhil Advani-backed Hindi remake of 2019 Tamil comedy-drama KD and Shoojit Sircar’s untitled slice-of-life drama, which will begin filming in August.