Abhishek Bachchan was ‘Childish’, wouldn’t take anything seriously: Anurag Kashyap

Abhishek Bachchan was ‘very brattish in the beginning’, would make fun of everything and not take things seriously, Anurag Kashyap said in a recent interview.

Anurag shares his Experience 

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap shared his experience working with actor Abhishek Bachchan in a new interview. The 50-year-old said that Abhishek ‘was very brattish’ (childlike) during his initial years in the film industry. He also recalled shooting for the television show Yudh with Amitabh Bachchan and asking the veteran actor to tone down his performance. Anurag added that Amitabh ‘takes criticism well’.


Anurag Kashyap has previously worked with Abhishek as a dialogue writer in Yuva (2004), and a director in Manmarziyaan (2018). Anurag said that the actor did not ‘take things seriously’ during the first time they worked. However, the Abhishek that he worked with in Manmarziyaan was ‘entirely different’. While Mani Ratnam’s Yuva featured Ajay Devgn, Vivek Oberoi, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, and Esha Deol alongside Abhishek, Manmarziyaan saw Abhishek with Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal.

Working in Yuva

“We worked together on Yuva. I wrote the dialogue for that film. My brother was also an AD on it, and we worked quite a bit with Abhishek on the dubbing of that film as well… He’s a very hard-working person. He’s cultured and loves food. But he was very brattish in the beginning. He’d make fun of everything, not take things seriously. But people grow, and he grew. That Abhishek and the Abhishek I worked with on Manmarziyaan are two entirely different people,” Anurag Kashyap said told The Lallantop.

Further speaking about Amitabh Bachchan, Anurag shared the actor’s response to being asked to tone down the Amitabh Bachchan-ness of his performance in Yudh. “He takes criticism well. I noticed that he was delivering a typical Amitabh Bachchan-style performance, and I wanted something more real, and this is what I told him,” Anurag said.


Meanwhile, Anurag’s latest release Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat hit the screens on February 3. The romantic drama is written and directed by Anurag, starring Alaya F with debutant Karan Mehta.

Here’s the full interview: