Amitabh Bachchan: Post bankruptcy, I decided to stick to acting

Dec 15, 2014, 08:19 IST | PTI

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says after the failure of his film production and event management company, he decided to stick to acting.

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan. Pic/Sayyed Sameer Abedi

The 72-year-old actor founded the Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd (ABCL) in 1995 but subsequently it was burdened with debt, which he repaid eventually.

"There were a lot of problems we faced then. We started a company AB Corp. We were in debts and had 90 to 100 cases against us. We even had to mortgage the house. I was bankrupt.

Many people who wanted to work with me before used to come to me and abuse and threaten me. It was a bad time. I always thought of ways to get out of it. I could not sleep at all," Bachchan said during a session at 'Agenda Aaj Tak 2014'.

The actor said that YRF's 'Mohabbatein' was the beginning of his second innings in Bollywood.

"I woke up the next day and I went to Yash Chopra. I told him I need work and then he gave me 'Mohabbatein' and then it all started again. That is when I realised that I should keep doing what I do best and that is acting. In life lot of people will tell you to do this and do that, but you should always do what you know best in life," he said.

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