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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Decoding the reasons why Abhishek continues to be popular

AbhishekCinemimi[Sunday, January 29, 2011]
Abhishek Bachchan has at least half a dozen films (Game, Dum Maro Dum, Bol Bachchan, Players, Department etc.), lined up for release in next two years with his date diary being totally booked. Now for an actor who hasn't enjoyed the best year of his career in 2010 (with 'Raavan' and 'Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se'), one would have expected something on the contrary.

"In a way this also reflects the shortage of known names, let alone saleable ones, that we have in Bollywood today", rues a trade expert, "How many films can you expect the four Khans (Aamir, Salman, Shah Rukh, Saif), Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn or Hrithik Roshan to do? We have only these seven names if you have to think of an actor with a mature personality. Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and Imran Khan are more suited for younger roles."

"This is the reason why one continues to remember Abhishek's solo hits like 'Guru' and 'Bunty Aur Babli'", a senior film maker comments on condition of anonymity, "Ok, so these films may seem to have arrived centuries ago but the fact remains that Abhishek has proved himself at the least. The Bachchan tag also means that he would ensure good product visibility at the least. In that sense, the makers would save some time, money and energy in hard selling their film which would otherwise not be the case if they take someone else who is either lower down the order or a relatively new face."

Well, this is indeed a point to ponder over. What do you think?

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