After staying away from the big screen for two years, people expected a lot from Abhishek Bachchan’s Manmarziyaan. However, the movie managed to receive only a lukewarm response from the audience. Trolls even blamed Abhishek for ‘making a good film a flop.’ After this movie, Abhishek Bachchan is keeping himself busy in the shoot of his next film which is under the direction of Anurag Basu. Not only this, Bachchan has also reportedly signed a show on a major digital platform.
Recently, director Shoojit Sircar interviewed Bachchan and asked many important questions, mostly about his career and family. He was also asked about his take on #MeToo movement in India.
“The two women who are close to me, my mother and my wife have worked in the industry on their own terms. They’ve never been forced to do anything they didn’t want to do. There’s a huge debate on gender parity in the film business and in other industries. I’ve worked in nine films with my wife and in eight of those, she’s got paid more than I have.”
He stated further:
“The highest-paid actor in Piku was Deepika (Padukone). It’s a business and if you are a saleable actor, you get paid accordingly. You can’t be a new actress and demand to be paid the same as Shah Rukh Khan.”
He further added:
“First we have to stop character assassination, we have to listen before we judge. I don’t know what the end game of this campaign will be; what I am sure of is that it will set people thinking and make them aware, and that’s a welcome start.”
This proves that Abhishek is in support of the #MeToo movement and is a very caring husband as well as a protective father. We are happy to know that the actor keeps such noble thoughts about the current scenario and has in fact mentioned some really important points in his interview.