Abhishek Bachchan, who returned to the silver screen this year with ‘Manmarziyaan‘ after a hiatus of two years, recently shared a shocking story while attending a summit.The actor admitted to have been slapped by a lady outside a movie theatre in Mumbai in 2000. “Yes, it is true…disgruntled customer I guess (laughs). It was a tough time,” the actor said.
Abhishek had spoken about the incident in detail back in 2012 in an episode of ‘Yeh Hai Meri Kahaani,’ which used to air on UTV Stars.
“One moment I’ll never forget ki meri ek film release hui thi ‘Shararat’ aur main Gaiety Galaxy gaya uske reactions dekhne ke liye. Ek lady thi woh picture dekh ke bahaar nikli interval mein aur unhonein bahaar aake, main concessions stand ke paas khada hua tha, aur unhonein mujhe baahar aake thappad maar diya, aur kaha ki, ‘You’re embarassing your family’s name, stop acting.”
While it’s really great of Abhishek to talk about such an unsettling incident so freely, we can’t even imagine the damage it may have done to his self-respect, then.
At the event, Abhishek also revealed how his family reacted to ‘Manmarziyaan‘ and his character Robbie.
“What did Aishwarya feel about Robbie? She said you are a very good actor (laughs). She enjoyed it, she enjoyed it very much. She’d been travelling, so she couldn’t get to see it before release, she saw it after release. So, she liked it very much, thankfully, ya. The family has reacted positively. So, that’s good. Yes, he (Amitabh Bachchan) loved it,” the actor said.