Q: Don’t you think Abhishek Bachchan is underrated, even though he has proved himself many times as an actor? – Rishi
A: Professionally, right from the very beginning of his career, Abhishek has had to carry the immensely huge burden of being the son of India’s greatest ever superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Unrealistically high expectations is probably the biggest reason why Abhishek is underrated.
The other big problem for Abhishek has always been that he has struggled somewhere in between. He could never attain the superstardom of Hrithik Roshan and Ranbir Kapoor, nor was he as bad an actor as Fardeen Khan, Zayed Khan or Tusshar Kapoor.
To his credit, even though most of his films have flopped, he hasn’t given up. He has stuck in there for 14 long years, delivering good performances in Yuva, Guru, Dostana and a few others. He was unlucky not to win the Best Actor award in 2007 for Guru.
Is he under-rated as an actor? We think so, yes. Will Abhishek ever be a bankable solo star? Nope, he has passed that stage and he knows it – which is why he is mostly seen in multi-starrers these days.
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