Abhishek Bachchan Opens Up On ‘Actor’s Ego’ And Working In Multi-Starrer; Reveals The Reason Behind It

Abhishek Bachchan speaks about ‘actor’s ego’ leading to failure in work and reveals the reason behind it. The actor also talks about being comfortable in working in an ensemble cast

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Abhishek Bachchan Opens Up On ‘Actor’s Ego’ And Working In Multi-Starrer; Reveals The Reason Behind It
Abhishek Bachchan was praised for his performance in Anurag Basu’s recently released film Ludo on the OTT platform. This being a multi-starrer, Junior B’s performance definitely grabbed our attention. On that note, the Ludo actor in conversation with Hindustan Times spoke about how multi-starrer leaves some stars insecure when their fellow co-star gets more screen time, which ends up being called as actor’s ego by the media, but he feels it is the actor’s need to give his best and according to him its nothing got to do with insecurity. 

He said, "Sadly, we end up labelling this as an actor’s ego. I think that is where the fundamental problem is. I understand why the media would label it as such, it’s more sensational and grabs more eyeballs, and is the easiest way to explain a situation. It’s actually not that.” He also mentioned it being somewhere close to being treated as survival of the fittest which indicates basic human nature and not insecurity. 

He adds, “It comes from that quest and desire to excel in whatever you are doing. When it comes to actors, sadly, since time immemorial, it’s labelled as an actor’s ego. No, we want to do our best, that’s it. When other actors are involved, it’s survival of the fittest, it’s a carnal, basic instinct in human beings. I don’t think it purely stems from insecurity." 


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The Big Bull actor also shares elements like ego can only lead to destruction of work and not take you anywhere, he says, "I don’t allow that to come into my work. I have been around for 20 years, learnt a lot of things. Things like ego are only going to destroy your work, and not going to get you anywhere." ALSO READ: After Scam 1992's Success Abhishek Bachchan's Harshad Mehta Biopic, The Big Bull To Hit The OTT Soon

In 20 years of career, the actor shared of being comfortable with being part of an ensemble cast. "The silver lining is that when you are in the frame with these people, you live off reflected glory to some extent. They are so good, they make you look good," said Abhishek. He was seen in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Dus, Players, Dhoom, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Ludo and more. ALSO READ: Abhishek Bachchan Resumes Bob Biswas Shoot In Kolkata; Looking Back At His 7 Finest Performances

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