Abhishek Bachchan has revealed that filmmakers stopped taking his phone calls after a string of flop movies.
In an interview to news agency IANS, the son of Indian cinematic icon Amitabh Bachchan said, “If we give a flop film, people stop taking our calls; then it does not matter whose kid you are. It’s true that a flop is the worst feeling in the world and destroys you as a human being.”
Since making debut with Refugee in 2000, Abhishek has had few Box Office successes but also had to face criticism for other films.
Abhishek said, “I’ve completed 16 years in the industry and it has been a mix of highs and lows. There has been tremendous learning and I’m still hungry to do a lot more. It’s been a great journey and it makes me happy and proud that I’m a part of this industry.
“The low phase that I went through, I think, was necessary. It teaches you a lot. I believe there is no success without failure. It keeps you grounded and makes you appreciate things.”
Abhishek also said that the criticism on social media for his choice of movies had not affected him.
“If you are present on a social platform, you are available to everything on it and that’s fair. It’s all in jest and for fun. I just feel that once in a while, it’s nice to give back to them some of their own medicine. And it’s fun,” he said.