Taking sabbatical from acting in 90s was a mistake: Amitabh Bachchan


May 03, 2014 16:55:02 IST

Melbourne: Even after his prolific four decades in the Bollywood, megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he still gets cold feet before the release of his films.

"We are always anxious about every product that we do. It is like an examination for us, a test and we are anxious to know whether the work we have done is appreciated by the audiences or not," Bachchan, who is here to attend the third Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), told PTI.

The 71-year-old actor, who had taken a sabbatical from work in the 1990s, feels that distancing himself from cinema was a mistake.

Taking sabbatical from acting in 90s was a mistake: Amitabh Bachchan


"I thought on those lines few years ago back in 90s which was a mistake. I shouldn't have done that. Now I want to continue," he said.

Fresh from his last release, Bhootnath Returns, a sequel to 2008 horror-comedy of the same name, Bachchan is gearing up for a busy year as he has three films on his plate, along with TV shows.

"I have got R Balki, Shoojit Sircar's film and a production with Vidhu Vinod Chopra. I have a TV serial that I have been working on. That should finish by June-July and I have another TV show Kaun Banega Crorepati in August," he said.

Last night, Bachchan along with other stars including Kangana Ranaut, attended the glitzy inaugural award ceremony of the third IFFM, where he was honoured with the International Screen Icon award on behalf of Victorian government.

He had also presented a prestigious PhD scholarship award to an Indian student incepted under his name - 'Shri Amitabh Bachchan Scholarship' - by Melbourne based La Trobe University.


Updated Date: May 03, 2014 17:09:27 IST