Classifying actors as comedians is derogatory: Abhishek

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Abhishek Bachchan feels it is derogatory to classify actors as comedians.

“Why classify actors as comedian or normal actors. An actor is an actor. It is derogatory. Any actor who does comedy is not a comedian. It is not correct to classify,” Abhishek told reporters here at an event of Housefull 3 when asked to comment on the best comic actor in Bollywood.

Housefull 3 starring Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Abhishek Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Boman Irani, Chunkey Pandey, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Haydon releases on Friday. Abhishek is new to the franchise that has had two hits in the past -Housefull and Housefull 2 directed by Sajid Khan.

To this, his co-star from the film Chunkey Pandey jokingly said, “I think comedy film should get Oscars or national award to change things.”
Actors Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandez, Chunky Pande and Abhishek Bachchan during the promotion of film Housefull 3, in Mumbai on Thursday. (PTI)

Leading lady Jacqueline Fernandez feels it’s not easy to do comic stuff on screen like tripping and falling.

On the Tanmay Bhat video controversy, Abhishek said, “I don’t think anyone should say anything. If you don’t like it, don’t see it. I don’t think anybody should comment on it.”