Abhishek Bachchan took a trip down memory lane and revealed through his Instagram post that despite being son of Amitabh Bachchan, it wasn’t easy for him to get his debut film. Abhishek wrote, “Many don’t know that in 1998 @rakeyshommehra and I wanted to start our film careers together. Him directing me in a script we both worked on called “Samjhauta Express”. Both not able to get anyone to launch us despite trying very hard. I forget how many producers and directors I met and requested to give me an opportunity to act. But to no avail!”
Abhishek further added that he and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra were supposed to collaborate for a project, Samjhauta Express.
“We both were friends and decided that we would develop something that Rakeysh could direct and I would act in and that’s how Samjhauta Express was conceived. Alas, the film never got made (a regret we still have in our hearts),” revealed Junior Bachchan.
He further revealed the story about his debut film and wrote, “Rakeysh went on to make Aks with my father and I was luckily spotted by JP saab. He liked my “look”, I had grown my hair long and a beard for SE. JP saab was thinking of making Akhri Mughal (a historical ) and was on the lookout for a young fresh face. I got lucky. He never made Akhri Mughal but made Refugee instead.”
In the same post, Abhishek also said that after ten years of his debut, Abhishek and Rakeysh managed to come together for a project.
While reminiscing about the Delhi 6 shoot, Abhishek wrote, “Over 10 years later Rakeysh and I finally managed to work together in the beautiful and still oh-so-relevant Delhi 6. Such a beautiful cast. We were all like one big family, always together even after wrap. Great senior actors that I could have only dreamt of acting with. Such a special experience. @sonamkapoor in only her second film. My second with the stunning Waheda Rehman aunty. And my first with an actor I was always a fan of and was praying I would get the opportunity to work with. Mr. Rishi Kapoor. Although Chintu uncle and I had just a few scenes together, they were so memorable to shoot.”