Abhishek Bachchan calls himself ‘OTT ka Bachchan’, says ‘I have been busier in last 6-8 months than I have been in a decade’

Abhishek Bachchan returns as a financial fumble in The Big Bull, a man who won’t think twice before bending the rules in the service of high profits. The man is crooked, but he also has charisma.

Inspired by the life of stockbroker Harshad Mehta, the film will be released on Disney + Hoststar this week. Originally intended to be the big screen, The Big Bull is coming to the digital platform and Abhishek calls it the biggest hurdle for the film. The actor has had three digital releases so far – Breath, Sons of Soil and Ludo – but has a special set of challenges that The Big Bull raises.

He clearly says before describing himself as ‘OTT ka Bachchan’, “From digital to television to screen, you have to consider the way you tell your stories. And the biggest hurdle for Kuki (director Kuki Gulati), as he made the film for the 70mm screen and the situation we were in now, and the epidemic has led him to adapt his story style now. Was lying. For a digital streaming platform. When people see it on different platforms, they go with a different mind. So, these are three completely different products that you make, so I think there is room for everyone, I think digital is the future and it definitely has to be here and it is a parallel opportunity for theaters is. “

Abhishek explained how the three platforms are different, explaining, “I think we have to be very aware that making movies, making TV shows and creating content for digital platforms are three different languages. A similar discussion on the advent of satellite television took place in India in the early 90s and everyone used to say, ‘Now that satellites have arrived, no one will go to the movies’. Guess what, people still went to the movies and people still watched a lot of TV. And now, a similar discussion has started with the advent of streaming platforms. People are still watching movies in theaters because it is safe and it opens, people are still watching television serials and people are going to watch a lot of content on streaming platforms. “

However, Abhishek is happy that the film has found a home on Disney + Hotstar. “We are happy that we are able to bring our work to the audience. This is the most important thing for us right now. These are difficult times, we don’t want anyone to be uncomfortable while watching our film. So, I think that in the safety of your home, along with your loved ones and family, you can see the Big Bull.

The actor whose career graph keeps him grounded is thankful that he has been very busy as an actor in the last 6-8 months, when the world is struggling with an epidemic. “As an actor, I am still doing the fact that I like to do – making films in such a difficult time, when most people are losing jobs, I’m grateful. In the last six to eight months, I’ve been I’ve been busier than I’ve ever been in the last 10 years. I think the streaming platform has opened up another avenue for storytellers to do their job. The influx of such amazing talents into the system has led to has opened.

The Big Bull is based on the story of Harshad Mehta, a controversial stockbroker who could not become a billionaire from anyone within five years. This is not a success story that deserves glory, so how do you work with so many colors around a story? “You are portraying the character that has been written. You are not trying to crucify anyone, but you are not trying to glorify them. You have to be as realistic as possible for your content, ”he says.

Abhishek says that his artistic integrity is of paramount importance to him and he has taken great pains to ensure that the character is not white. “When you are making a film for an audience, there is a certain moral responsibility. I am an artist, I am an actor and my artistic honesty is of paramount importance to me. Now that the balancing act is starting, and I found the most efficient way to do it is that it is true. When I say truthful, I mean try not to paint what has actually happened through a particular lens.

“Every man has faults. When I was discussing the film with Cookie, I said that if you’re going to whitewash someone, I’m not ready for it, because it makes a character very unimaginative, and that’s not it Which I am interested in doing. The taste of today’s audience has also changed and evolved, I think, they want to see the protagonist more human, they want to see his flaws, they want to see the gray character, ”explains Abhishek.

Calling the morally superior heroes of the past, Abhishek says, “The morally superior hero is getting less prominence and screen-time in our films today, because viewers probably want to see who they can relate to.” . When you make the protagonist a flawed character, you make the character more straightforward for the audience, and it is very important for the actors. “

In his career of 21 years, Abhishek has done some memorable films with the gray protagonist. Regarding bringing these “human” characters to the screen, he says, “I’ve been doing this for a long time. The first time I played a flawed character, but people still started liking them when I did 2004 I did young, where I played a character named Lallan Singh. He is not really a pleasant person, but through that unpleasantness, you realize that it is the circumstances that are making him flawed. I always like Designed for characters that have flaws. Because I really believe that if through those flaws you can still emerge and find a place in the hearts of the audience then I really believe that you did something special is. “

Talking about The Big Bull, he said, “So, in our film, we wanted to travel to the most expensive apartment in India with a man’s chaupal, the journey of a man who is in a lowly job, and went on Goes to becoming India’s first billionaire within three to five years. We wanted to show this journey, but make sure that we are showing its losses on the way. He gets away from his success. There was going to be an element of envy in him because whoever has achieved so much in that short period of time will go on a journey of power. So let’s show that because that’s what he And is going to humanize. “

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