Minutes into our chat, Abhishek Bachchan surprises us when he reveals that he watched Kahaani (2012) solely throughout the lockdown in 2020. The spine-chilling character of Bob Biswas and the indelible efficiency of Saswata Chatterjee, he claims, had been unknown to him till then. Bachchan walked blind into Bob Biswas (2021), the spin-off of Kahaani — a choice that has benefitted him. His efficiency as the weird contract killer has earned him a Best Actor (Male): Film nomination on the mid-day and Radio City Hitlist OTT Awards.
“When Sujoy [Ghosh, producer] met me, he stated he’s excited about making a movie a couple of hitman who has misplaced his reminiscence. I believed it’s an fascinating premise. When he stated Diya [Annapurna Ghosh] is directing it, I stated sure earlier than [hearing] the script. When she narrated it to me later, it turned out to be a cool script,” recounts the actor. While Chatterjee was embedded in our minds because the cold-blooded hitman, Bachchan had little concept concerning the unique rendition. “I noticed Kahaani throughout the lockdown, after we had shot a bit of the movie. I obtained to know months later that this was a personality from Kahaani.”
The most difficult half was the bodily transformation. The actor, who turned a portly 100 kilos, says the looks was essential to the character. “Bob’s takia kalam [greeting] is ‘Nomoshkar, Bob Biswas. Ek minute.’ I wished to determine the place this ‘ek minute’ got here from. [It was justified] within the scene the place he’s working up the steps to meet up with the elevator, and [since he is heavy], he’s making an attempt to catch his breath.”
Most actors are vital of their work. Did he analyse his efficiency after the thriller’s release to see what he may have performed in another way? “In the climax, after the 2 hitmen kill Bob’s spouse and son, he holds them in his arms. In that second, his world is taken away from him. That’s why he turns into the cold-blooded assassin after that. I may have maybe portrayed the scene in a extra emotional manner.”
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Abhishek Bachchan has been nominated within the Best Actor (Male): Film class for Bob Biswas. The different nominees are:
. Adarsh Gourav (The White Tiger)
. Dhanush (Atrangi Re)
. Farhan Akhtar (Toofaan)
. Sidharth Malhotra (Shershaah)
. Vicky Kaushal (Sardar Udham)
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