Bollywood actors Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Abhishek Bachchan were compared to superheroes by Apoorva Lakhia in a recent interview.
In a recent interview, director Apoorva Lakhia discussed several facets of Bollywood. Additionally, he discussed his long-standing bond with Abhishek Bachchan. Lakhia referred to Jr. AB as the Batman of the business. Someone who is both magical and rooted, yet who is not a superhero. He also asserted that Abhishek is unique.
In an interview, Apporva acknowledged that no other performer compares to the Dasvi actor. Even though he is the son of Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan and the husband of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, his individuality and status as a man with a cape remain unaffected.
Apoorva Lakhia said, “If everyone is a superhero in the film industry, let’s say Salman Khan is Superman, Shah Rukh Khan is Spiderman, then Abhishek is Batman because he is not a superhero, he is a human being. He is a relatable human being like Bruce Wayne, who comes from an affluent family but he is down to earth and wants to help people. I always say my superhero is a human being and that is Abhishek Bachchan.”
Lakhia even related a story from his time working on Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost with Abhishek Bachchan in the same interview. He admitted that he was hesitant to play a country lad in Lakhia’s film because Jr. AB’s film Mere Jeevan Saathi, starring Karishma Kapoor and Akshay Kumar, was a box office failure.
The director revealed, “He called me home and told me, ‘This film should be made. This is a brilliant script. This should be made 100 percent but not with me.’ I was shocked because I thought he was doing it.” Lakhia was furious with Abhishek Bachchan and said, “You are Amitabh Bachchan’s son, you don’t have any tension. What about me? I have been waiting for six months, traveling in an auto-rickshaw.”
Later on, Abhishek produced the movie, but sadly it bombed at the box office. Lara Dutta played the lead in it. Apoorva Lakhia is preparing for his OTT release of Crackdown on the work front.