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Abhishek flawless in Bluffmaster: Big B

"This may sound ridiculous, but I know what I am talking," says Amitabh.

india Updated: Feb 05, 2006 16:53 IST

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan is all praise for his son Abhishek for his performance in Bluffmaster.

"I found his performance in Bluffmaster to be the best so far. This may sound ridiculous. But I know what I am talking about. He was extremely subtle in Bluffmaster," Amitabh said.

"It was a wonderful, nearly flawless performance," he added.

The senior Bachchan, who bagged the Best Actor trophy at the STAR screen as well as Apsara Award functions for his stupendous performance in 'Black', said thathe will not do roles the audience dislikes.

"I won't do them... simple! The audience always lets its pleasure and displeasure be known. If they don't go for a particular kind of film it is signal for us that we don't feature in such films," he said.

The failure of his two recent releases, EkAjnabee and Family, has not upset Big B. He said he had warned Rajkumar Santoshi that his role in Family was on the lines of that in Ram Gopal Varma's 'Sarkar'.

"I actually told makers of Family, including Raj ji (Santoshi), that I was doing a similar film Sarkar. Somewhere I felt there was a similarity between the two. But the makers of 'Family' felt their film was different," Bachchan said.

EXCERPTS:

Q: How much have you recovered by now?

A: I am getting along. But it takes time.

Q: Congrats, the awards season has started. The best-actor awards are all yours for 'Black'.

A: It feels very, very good. Sanjay Bhansali swept the Apsara awards. Both Jaya and Abhishek were unable to go. So, Sanjay collected the best actor award on my behalf and called me after the function. I won best actor award and Ayesha Kapoor won best supporting actor award. So cute! Sanjay gave a very emotional speech. Then he called and told me it was the most special evening of his life.

Q: When will you attend one, maybe the Filmfare awards?

A: I don't know if I can attend that. It all depends on what the doctors say. I can't be subjected to any investigation or scan to see if it is all healing well. I just have to wait for nature to take its course. It can take any amount of time. I am gradually going back to my normal diet and routine. The whole reorientation of my body has to take place. I am coping as best as possible.

Q: STAR Plus has given an indication that you might be shooting for them from February end?

A: How can one order the body to get into action again? It will happen when it has to. When the doctors say it is fine, I'll inform all the producers. It is unfortunate but what to do?

Q: Shockingly, neither of your two post-illness releases 'Ek Ajnabee' or 'Family' has lived up to expectations?

A: Why, what's so shocking about it? If a film is not liked by the public, it doesn't work. It is as simple as that.

Q: Maybe audiences don't want to see you in gun-toting action roles?

A: Then I won't do them... simple! The audience always lets its pleasure and displeasure be known. If they don't go for a particular kind of film it is a signal for us that we don't feature in such films. I actually told makers of 'Family', including Raj-ji (Santoshi), that I was doing a similar film 'Sarkar'. Somewhere I felt there was a similarity between the two. But the makers of 'Family' felt their film was different.