Abhishek Bachchan, who has been detailing his journey in Bollywood over the last two decades on social media, opened up about his films Raavan and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se in his latest Instagram post.
He called Raavan his ‘most challenging film, both physically and emotionally’.
Directed by Mani Ratnam, Raavan was loosely based on the epic Ramayana, and saw Abhishek playing the bandit Beera.
He wrote on Instagram, “Raavan has been the most challenging film both physically and emotionally for me in my career. It’s a wonder how the team managed to pull it off. Mani and I reunited for our 3rd film together. By far the most ambitious story, for him to execute and tell (in my opinion ).”
Raavan brought Abhishek and his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan together on screen for the eighth time, and he was all praise for her dedication.
“My 8th film with the missus. She was an absolute trooper during the making of the film. The dedication, and sheer strength it took for her to perform the complexities of her role is just awe inspiring. And she did it all with her trademark smile. To think that she had to perform each scene (regardless of how emotionally and physically challenging ) baffles me. And to do it twice each time- as we were shooting the Hindi and Tamil versions simultaneously. Huge salute!,” he wrote.
Abhishek also worked with Vikram in Raavan. He called himself a ‘huge fan’ of the Tamil star and said that he learnt a lot from him.
“Raavan also gave me the opportunity to work with @the_real_chiyaan I’ve been a huge fan of his ( must have watched Dhool- his Tamil film over 17 times ) he has always been so loving towards me and I learnt so much by just observing him. A great actor! A film truly ahead of its time,” he wrote.