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Shooting on my birthday is very comforting, says Abhishek Bachchan

Published : Feb 6, 2019, 2:27 am IST
Updated : Feb 6, 2019, 2:27 am IST

Abhishek Bachchan who turned 43 yesterday, makes sure that he works on his birthday every year.

A childhood picture shared by Shweta with her baby brother.
 A childhood picture shared by Shweta with her baby brother.

Abhishek Bachchan turned a year older yesterday by quietly doing what he loves the most. He shot throughout the day for Amazon’s web series Breathe. The first season of the series in January 2018 was a success. Now in the second series, Abhishek joins the cast. And, he’s having a ball.

The Breathe crew rolled in a cake at the stroke of midnight. After shooting, Abhishek headed home for a quiet dinner with his parents Amitabh and Jaya, wife Aishwarya and daughter Aaradhya. “Every year, I try to make sure I’m working on my birthday. I don’t know why but to me shooting on my birthday is very comforting,” says Abhishek who finds it equally important to spend time with his family on his birthday. “Of course I love spending the day with my family. And, as soon as I pack up from shooting, I rush home to be with my parents and wife. But it wouldn’t be a happy birthday for me if I’m not working.”

Abhishek hasn’t missed out working on his birthdays so far. “Every year, since I started my career in 1998, I’ve made sure that I’m shooting. I remember I was shooting with  JP Dutta Saab on my 23rd birthday. Only once I missed shooting on my birthday because I was in New York promoting Delhi 6. I hope to continue working on all my birthdays.”

Being 43 is no different for Abhishek from being 23. “Age is just a state of mind. I feel the same today as I did when I started working. Nothing has changed. I don’t think I have changed much over the years. You will vouch for that. You were the first media person I ever spoke to in my life. I haven’t changed. I don’t think I will. I’ve never been bogged down by failure.”

The last year has been remarkable for Abhishek as he received immense accolades for his performance in Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyan. On a chat show, Abhishek and his sister Shweta Bachchan Nanda revealed that when his father Amitabh Bachchan saw the film, he was so moved that he didn’t say a word. On the other hand, his mother refused to see the film as she finds it very difficult to be objective about her son’s performance.

 The hard-to-please Jaya Bachchan finally saw Manmarziyan last week and she was quite blown away by her son’s honest and unalloyed performance.

 “What better birthday gift can I hope for?” wonders Abhishek. A sibling for daughter Aaradhya, perhaps?

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