Abhishek Bachchan, today (June 30), completed 20 years in Bollywood. The actor started his career with J.P. Dutta's Refugee along with Kareena Kapoor Khan. Marking this milestone, Abhishek went down the memory lane and called shooting for Refugee an 'amazing experience'. Thanking the director for being caring, nurturing and an amazing guiding force, the 44-year-old actor expressed gratitude towards his fans too.
Abhishek also thanked his family including parents Amitabh Bachchan-Jaya Bachchan, sister Shweta Bachchan Nanda and wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Saying that they have been his inspiration, strength, his silent support and raison d'être, he added it would have been unimaginable to survive in the industry without their guidance. "I’m just getting started. I have so much more to prove. So much more to do and I can’t wait," wrote Abhishek while recalling his journey. While penning the note, the actor shared a special sketch made by Fifi Y Fitrida, an Indonesian artist.
Time flies when you’re having fun! #RoadTo20 Today, 20 years ago JP Dutta’s Refugee released. Marking the introduction of yours truly and @kareenakapoorkhan into the world of films. Your first film is always most dear and special; Refugee was no different. An amazing experience! A newcomer could not have asked for anything else. JP sahab was the best teacher. Caring, nurturing and has since been an amazing guiding force for me. The entire cast and crew were so patient,supportive and encouraging. My love and respect for all of them is boundless. Thank you! It is a blessing and a privilege to be able to look back and recount the last 20 years. Any actor will tell you, getting to make a film is a huge honour. Surviving 20 yrs seems unimaginable. The best part is, I feel like I’m just getting started. I have so much more to prove. So much more to do and I can’t wait.... However, none of this would have been possible without my family! They have been my inspiration, my strength, my silent support and my “raison d”être”. They allowed me the freedom to figure out whatever I needed to without ever pressurising me, burdening me with expectation. They let me know when they didn’t like a performance and showered me with love when they did. I am because of them and I hope, some day whey they look back and reminisce they feel proud of me. But, now this is sounding like the end.... nowhere near it. Like I said, I’m just getting started. And “miles to go before I sleep”. Like the great Sinatra said- “ The record shows, I took the blows And did it my way!” #TakeTwo . . . Pic courtesy: @fifipewz
As Abhishek completes 20 years in Bollywood, he is set to venture into the web zone with his debut Amazon Prime Video series Breathe Into The Shadows. Not just this, his two films- The Big Bull and Ludo are up for direct-to-web releases on Disney+Hotstar and Netflix respectively.