Though Abhishek Bachchan’s last film Players was a dud at the BO, he has already moved on to Rohit Shetty’s Bol Bachchan in which he will be seen with Ajay Devgn. Despite his hectic schedule with the shoots, Jr B is excited about a potential new project – a film about saving the environment, through which he could possibly bring about a change of sorts. He also knows for a fact that very few people would be willing to fund a movie like this, but he hopes to act in one if it is ever made. When an all-out commercial film like Players doesn’t work at the BO, there is a very slim chance that a documentary-style film talking about something as serious as climate change and its effects will find takers and Abhishek is well aware of that.
In a recent interview he said, “The challenge is to get a story that is compelling enough for Indian audiences to see. I know there are one or two films like ‘Day After Tomorrow’ that have been successful in the West and people came out thinking what if this actually happens tomorrow! If I make a film just talking about climate change, it would be boring to watch. The real challenge is to make a film that would be engrossing enough for the audiences to watch and to deal with the issues involved. If we come across something like that, I am on; I’ll sign on the dotted line any day!” Wethinks that his desire to create a cleaner, greener and energy-efficient future should be appreciated, especially now since his daughter is going to be part of that tomorrow. But will anyone ask Abhishek to act in their film considering his BO record as it stands? We wonder!