Abhishek Bachchan believes ‘Bob Biswas’ is better than ‘Kahaani’
Abhishek Bachchan drew mixed reactions with his performance in the "Bob Biswas" trailer.
Written by Sujoy Ghosh and directed by his daughter Diya Annapurna Ghosh, "Bob Biswas" follows the titular character, who used to be a hired assassin, but has apparently lost all memory of his past.
Bachchan described Bob Biswas as a "crime thriller" which has turned out to be quite a "cool" film to an Indian outlet.
The fandom for Bob Biswas has existed ever since the character first appeared on the silver screen. The spin-off has been long requested but unlike the many fans, Abhishek did not know about the character.
"I didn't know about this character called Bob Biswas. And I said yes, not knowing about the character that Sujoy had put in his film," he said. In fact, he had not even seen Kahaani until he had shot for almost 80 per cent of the film.
"I saw Kahaani last year during the lockdown for the first time. I finished almost 80 per cent of the shoot, then we had to break because of the lockdown and halfway through, one day I finally said that 'okay, let me see this film,'" he shared.
But after watching Kahaani and Bob Biswas both, he is certain that their film is better. He shared, "I think our film is better. With all due respect to Sujoy, his daughter (Diya) is better than him."
Abhishek shared that Bob Biswas was originally intended for a theatrical release but the makers "had to adapt and evolve" as per the changing times.
Bob Biswas will be available for streaming on ZEE5 from December 3.