Today I present a column from guest writer and friend Kunal! Here are his heartfelt questions to Mr. Bachchan, Sr., after watching the promotional material of PAA.
Amitabh: All I am sayin’ is give Abhi a chance
I have seen Amitabh and Abhishek working in quite a few films. and though, I agree that Amitabh is at a different level altogether but what really baffles me is the fact that he doesn’t even give better role to Abhshek. If BnB had Amitabh in a better role, Sarkar had Amitabh as hero, and in Sarkar raj, Abhishek was not only having lesser role, but was also bumped off at the half time. Now, I can understand that BnB was YRF, Sarkar was RGv, but what about Paa now?
From the trailers it is looking like that its yet another Bachchan -Bachchan tango, with Sr B getting the meaty part. The movie appears to be more of a launchpad for Sr B than Abhi, which is kinda disturbing for me. I personally think that Abhishek has tons of talent, which he has proven in Yuva, Guru, Bluffmaster and likes and whats even more startling is that when YRF can trust Uday Chopra, Baweja can trust Harman, and even Rakesh Roshan can trust HR, with such big budget movies, why can’t Amitabh trust his son to shoulder a low budget Paa? Wouldn’t it be more beneficial for Bachchans, ABCL and everyone if Abhishek establishes himself as a brand name?
Even Mani shows more faith in Abhishek than his own father has shown. Would it have been a wrong idea if Ritesh Deshmukh had done “Paa”‘s role, and Abhishek doing the lead as a child suffering from prognosis? Is Amitabh a hindrance to the development of his own son’s talent and star status? I am not talking about Abhishek shadowing his father, that is next to impossible, but at least he should be given good roles that he can stand a chance.