July was a gloomy period for Bachchan fans after news broke out that Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya Bachchan had tested positive for coronavirus and later admitted to Nanavati hospital for treatment. The mother-daughter duo was soon discharged after testing negative. While Big B was released on August 2, Abhishek underwent treatment for another week till he tested negative.
In an interview, Abhishek recalled the tough days and also spoke about his frame of mind post-COVID-19. he says, “I tried to keep my spirits up during that difficult time. The love, affection, concern and prayers of our family, friends and well-wishers (helped). (I) listened to what the doctors and medical staff instructed me to do and be a good patient.”
Bachchan is feeling positive, now that he is back home. Talking about his frame of mind post-COVID-19, he says, “I am fine, thank you for asking. Ready to get back to work.”
The actor also talked about his experience of been a part of the industry for twenty years and having “witnessed the best in the business do it” all his life. “Contrary to popular belief, commercial film acting is not easy at all. To, convincingly and with utmost conviction do some of the things ‘commercial cinema’ demands is immensely challenging. But, now without the box-office barometer, directors and producers will possible cast a film on the merits of the script and its requirements in terms of casting. An actor’s life will still be decided every Friday. They will still be required to deliver -either at the box-office or deliver in terms of performance. At the end of the day, the audience will still decide and they are the final word,” he says.