Oct 21, 2011 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan talks about his love for chotolates and coffee, his upcoming film Dhoom 3 also starring Aamir Khan. Read the interview at Calcutta Tube.
Abhishek Bachchan is too happy these days, despite his finger injury. He took out time off his shooting schedule to attend wife Aishwarya Rai’s godh bharai (Indian baby shower with gifts in the lap when the pregnancy is in advanced stage) recently and was also seen gorging on chocolate at a Bandra cafe. The actor chats up TWF correspondent Sreya Basu in Mumbai.
How are you doing post your accident on the sets of Bol Bachchan?
These things keep happening. I had a small accident…cut my eye and injured a finger. But I am okay now. All good.
We hardly see you at store openings. What brought you to the launch of designer Anita Dongre’s in-store dessert café Schokolaade?
You can call Schokolaade a chocolate café. A very dear friend Mehul (Bhuta) has opened this shop. He asked me to come at the launch and I returned home after stuffing myself with chocolates. According to me it is a wonderful concept…you can come here, you can shop and they have great coffee as well…so you can enjoy it.
Don’t you think it’s difficult for actors to gorge on chocolates?
If you ask me, I would say it’s okay…chocolates are good for me. It puts you in a good mood as long as you work it off the gym it is all right. Zyaada na khaye baas.
We heard you are addicted to coffee. True?
Oh I love coffee…I live on coffee. I drink too much coffee actually, especially Cappuccino. I should cut that down on it.
Who would you like to take on a coffee date?
(Jokingly) I only like coffee with Karan (Johar). It is as simple as that. I have my morning coffee with my wife (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) every day. In fact, I have my morning coffee with both the ladies of the house, ie my mother (Jaya Bachchan) and my wife…it’s a morning ritual.
Have you ever made her a coffee?
Aishwarya is actually a tea drinker. So she prefers tea to coffee.
Do you have a favourite coffee joint in Mumbai?
I really don’t have time to go out and have coffee. I make god coffee myself. So I enjoy it at home.
You said you drink too much coffee and gorge on chocolates. But still you managed to cut down your weight. Is it for Bol Bachchan?
Ya. Both Bol Bachchan and Dhoom 3 are on the floors. We are starting Dhoom 3 in the next couple of weeks. So I am getting into shape for that.
How is it having Aamir Khan as your co-star in Dhoom 3?
I am very excited. Aamir is a wonderful actor. He is a senior. He is somebody whose work I enjoyed even as a child. Both Uday (Chopra) and I are excited to welcome him to Dhoom team. I am really looking forward to work with him. Who won’t look forward to working with Aamir. I am lucky to get an opportunity to work with him so early in my career.
With quite a few releases up your sleeve, do you think promoting a film well plays an important role in deciding its Box Office fate?
We can’t force today’s audience to come and see a film. We can try to excite you as much as possible by us through promotions, sending out five star dinners and promos (laughs).
Of late, we are seeing you experimenting with characters. How are you picking your scripts?
Lot of the time, you hear a script that inspires you and you do it. That’s the way I work. I never worked based on a strategy…that, now I will do comedy, then action, and then I will do something else. It’s just so happened that this year I did a murder mystery (Game) and then, an action thriller (Dum Maaro Dum), almost back-to-back.
Sreya Basu / Trans World Features (TWF)