Mani Ratnam has played an important role in shaping Abhishek’s career — the director’s ” Yuva ” established him as an actor and their second venture together, ” Guru “, won him critical and commercial success.
Made at a budget of about Rs.45 crore, “Raavan”, also starring Aishwarya Rai and Vikram, is scheduled for a June 18 release.
Abhishek Bachchan on working with Mani Ratnam says, “I’ve evolved with Mani. He boosts my confidence as an actor. He understands me and he knows what I am capable of. He enables to shed all my inhibitions.”
When asked about his co-star Vikram, Abhishek said, “I have been a huge fan of Vikram.I met with him at the audio release of Boys movie very first time. I have told him that i loved his Dhool movie very much and watched 17 times. When I was in chennai for a film shooting, he had met me at the hotel as a surprise visit and we had spent a great evening together. When Mani told me that he had agreed to act in Raavan, I was excited“
“This is the most challenging film I have ever done in my life. I haven’t done such a physically and emotionally challenging film in my life. And it’s not about going to tough locations or tough scenes.Raavan drains you and you feel so good when you go home at night because you feel that you have done something. Getting a movie like ‘Raavan’ is so rare. You don’t get such a role today,” Abhishek says.