RGV has always pushed me as an actor to give better performances - Big B
He is the high mighty of them all, the angry old man of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan. He is a dynamic personality, every word uttered by him is heard, and re-heard just in order to register the magnificent voice. Sarkar Raj was an opportunity to spend more time with family; surely, that is what he has achieved. Amitabh, Abhishek, Aishwarya Bachchan minus of course Jaya Bachchan.
So here's Amitabh Bachchan giving an exclusive interview for Bollywood Hungama.
What new will we get to see in the sequel for Sarkar Raj? What is the story?
First of all, let me tell you what Ramu (Ram Gopal Varma) has been saying that to everyone, Sarkar Raj is not a sequel, but an episode in the life of Nagre family. A family always goes through a lot of circumstances and conflicts, this film deals with one of them. Sarkar ended on a note, where Shankar Nagre (Abhishek Bachchan's character) takes over the responsibility of running the Nagre household. So in Sarkar Raj, Shankar Nagre takes certain decisions and we as family stand together and fight the circumstances.
How was it working with the family, experience of working with Abhishek and Ash, on the sets of Sarkar Raj?
We were shooting in Hyderabad, in Ramoji Rao studio, which has all facilities within the premises. Everything was within the walking distance. So it was nice to spend time with the family after the pack up. We as a family are always very busy and this gave us an opportunity to be together. But when the cameras were on, we were totally engrossed in our characters and we were shooting like any other co artistes.
Ramu has been appreciating Abhishek, saying he has done a better job than you in Sarkar Raj… please comment.
Has Ramu said that? What can I say… all parents want their children to succeed and do better in life than themselves... this is a proud moment for any father to hear that his son has done better than him.
You have worked with RGV before and some of the films have not done well at the box office… please comment.
I believe that Ramu is a very capable director… he has always challenged me as an actor and pushed me as an actor to give better performances.
The tagline of Sarkar Raj is that power cannot be given, it needs to be taken. What is power for you…
Power as a word has a lot of ramifications and can mean several things to several people. Power is also that you can sit across me and ask questions, this is power of media. One kind of power is political; the other kind of power is power of common man walking on the streets… so it means a lot of things to lot of people.