Abhishek Bachchan made his web-debut this year with Breathe Season 2. Little did the actor know that two of his other big-screen offerings would turn into online-releases due to the pandemic. He teams up with Anurag Basu for the first time in Ludo and the actor shares the experience of working with Anurag with a leading daily. Abhishek was quite impressed by his direction, “I followed his lead. I liked that I didn’t have to rattle off pages of dialogues. Dada prefers silence in his scenes, as do I. He doesn’t like his actors to be overly prepared; he wants them to react instinctively to the situation he creates. It’s a departure from the way we work currently, which involves extensive rehearsals. That way, when you come on the set, the goal is to execute. But Dada likes to create the work on the set, which is refreshing,” said the actor.
When asked how does he handle the criticism on social media, he said, “That’s who I am. If somebody is going to say nasty things to me, I will respond in a way that’s befitting.” He further adds that these platforms are important to him, “Social media matters to me. Now, the audience can directly tell you what they like or dislike. Even if one person has not liked my film, I want to understand why and rectify it.”
Apart from Abhishek Bachchan, Ludo also stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Pankaj Tripathi. He has another OTT release, Big Bull coming up as well.