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Big B's stardom unachievable, feels son Abhishek

Nobody should aspire to achieve Amitabh Bachchan's mega-stardom achieved by Amitabh Bachchan as he is once in a lifetime phenomenon, feels his son and actor Abhishek Bachchan.

Abhishek Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan

In a career spanning over four decades, Big B has delivered power packed performances in blockbusters like "Deewar", "Zanjeer", "Don", "Sholay", "Namak Halal", "Abhimaan", "Baghban", "Black", "Paa" to name a few.

The 72-year-old actor has been honoured with Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan for his contribution in the field of arts.

"I do not aspire to achieve the super-stardom that my father has achieved... Nobody can or should aspire for that as it is not achievable.

"He (Amitabh) comes once in a lifetime, that's it. It is better to accept and move on. He is like sun... Make your own minuscule space under the sun," Abhishek told PTI.

Amitabh will be seen next in Bejoy Nambiar's "Wazir" in which he is playing a paralysed chess grandmaster alongside Farhan Akhtar and Aditi Rao Hydari.

Abhishek, 39, said it is inspiring to see his father reinventing himself despite being a veteran.

"I haven't seen the film yet... I have seen the teaser and liked it very much. It is fantastic. Even at this age he has managed to reinvent himself and that is talent. He has always done wonderful films," Abhishek said.

The 39-year-old actor, who has completed 15 years in Bollywood, said he has learnt a lot from the failures in his showbiz journey.

His performances in films like "Yuva", "Bunty Aur Babli", "Guru", "Sarkar", "Sarkar Raaj", "Dostana", "Dhoom", "Paa" were highly appreciated.

"It has been 15 years and I have enjoyed and learnt a lot. I have learnt everything from my journey of 15 years. The journey should be educative.

"One should be receptive to learn from the success and more so from failure...How you deal with it (success and failure) matters as that is going to make a difference," the actor said.

Abhishek feels being a son of a superstar does not matter in the long run in Bollywood as an actor will only get work if he or she is liked by the audience.

"I am a positive person and I don't get bogged down. I have the privilege to say that I got to work for 15 years. It is bestowed upon you by the audience and it doesn't matter whose son or grandson you are.
"It is the audience that decides how much they want to see you. It is an honour that I got an opportunity to entertain the audience," he said.

Abhishek's upcoming projects include Umesh Shukla's "All is Well", "Hera Pheri 3", and "Housefull 3".

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