Rishi Kapoor, Asin, Supriya Pathak and Abhishek Bachchan at the trailer launch of “All is Well” in Mumbai, July 2. (Press Trust of India)
Abhishek Bachchan feels that nobody can match steps with Rishi Kapoor and it is his dream to dance with the veteran actor.
“It was a dream of mine to dance with him (Rishi Kapoor). I think nobody can perform a song like Chintu uncle. We were shooting for ‘Delhi 6.’ “I begged to Rakeysh Ompraskash Mehra (director) to give me a song with him. He gave us a beautiful song ‘Rehna Tu’ but that was in background. So, I could not dance with him,” Abhishek told reporters at the trailer launch of “All Is Well.”
“I had one condition with Umesh Shukla (director of ‘All Is Well’) that I want at least two songs with him (Rishi Kapoor) and I am thankful that we got lucky as we got to perform with him whom we consider the best. He is still the best. We had a great time,” he said.
Recalling his visits to the film sets of his father as a kid, Abhishek said he used to interact most with Rishi.
“Whenever I used to be on sets of my father’s films as a child I used to interact a lot with him (Rishi Kapoor). After my father I am a big fan of him. I used to love being with him. He used to play with us when we were kids,” Abhishek said.
On the plot of “All Is Well”, Abhishek said it is about a dysfunctional family and subsequent emotional bonding among its members.
“It is a road trip film. It is about a family that is on a road trip. It is a dysfunctional family and they don’t get along. And how the bonding happens, how they resolve, work out their differences,” Abhishek said.
“During this journey we stop at a dhaba … Sonakshi is performing and Chintu uncle (as Rishi is fondly called) and I also perform there. She is fantastic. It is a great track, music is wonderful. There are other tracks in the film that are brilliant,” he said.
Abhishek said one needs to respect his parents and give them quality time.
“In today’s time there is so much competition that we forget small gestures like talking to them (parents), spending time with them, having food with them. I hope after seeing this film we can bring in that change,” he added.
When asked if he ever had any differences with his father Big B in real life, Abhishek said, “He (Amitabh Bachchan) treats me like a friend. My father used to cite his father’s (Harivanshrai Bachchan’s) quote that when your son starts wearing your shoes he becomes your friend. I was ten or eleven years old when I started wearing dad’s shoes… Categorically, I have not gotten into his shoes yet.”
“My dad is my friend. He never disagrees and he is very supportive. If he has a different opinion he gives me opportunity to explain myself and he trusts me. So, we have not had any difference of opinion,” says Abhishek.