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Abhishek Bachchan defends Smriti Irani

As the shoot of the actor-politician’s next is put on hold, co-star Abhishek Bachchan supports her priorities.

bollywood Updated: Aug 27, 2014 16:33 IST
Jigar Shah
Jigar Shah
Hindustan Times
Abhishek Bachchan,Smriti Irani,Umesh Shukla

It’s been three months since Smriti Irani was appointed the Human Resource Development Minister under the new government. As a result, since then, the actor has been busy with her new responsibilities. But this development has left Bollywood producer Bhushan Kumar rather worried.

Smriti plays an important role in his next production that also stars Abhishek Bachchan, and because very little of the film has been shot ever since she has become a minister, Bhushan is afraid the project will get further delayed.

But her co-actor, Abhishek, supports Smriti, saying, "It’s a huge deal for her… and a huge honour. It must be her priority and we must support her. Yes, we all (the crew) had to take a break as her duties to the nation called, but they are far more important. We will resume [the shoot] once she gives us a window."

According to an insider, the film’s director (Umesh Shukla) even suggested shifting the shoot location to Delhi for Smriti’s convenience, but she has requested them not to do so. "She has just asked the makers to give her some time. Smriti is an integral part of the shoot that is remaining," says a source.

First Published: Aug 27, 2014 16:29 IST