Abhishek Bachchan, the all-rounder of Bollywood’s best actors, has been on a road trip in the industry and during his 20-year career, he has delivered some solid performances. Unlike his father, Amitabh Bachchan, who has delivered astronomical roles, Abhishek has portrayed relatable characters, who don’t have a larger-than-life persona. So we at, PopDiaries try to round up five of his best films.
The 44-year-old has won a National Award and multiple Filmfare Awards, made his 2000 debut alongside Kareena Kapoor in Refugee.
Bachchan earned his first Filmfare Award for his role in the political drama Yuva. It was directed by Mani Ratnam, a national award winner. The film was a remake of his own Tamil film Aaytha Ezhuthu, about the turbulent and rebellious lives of four students entering into politics.
Bunty Aur Babli (2005)
The film drew a lot of eyeballs as Junior Bachchan’s comic timing was at its peak in Bunty Aur Babli. It also marked the first time the actor had appeared on-screen alongside his father, who played a smartass Indian cop. And oh, future wife Aishwarya did a dance number for the movie.
Abhishek Bachchan won another Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in another political drama, Sarkar. This film was inspired by Hollywood classic, The Godfather, again starring the father and son duo as father and son in the movie too!
Bachchan and Mani Ratnam collaborated for a second time for Guru, which was inspired by the life of business tycoon, Dhirubhai Ambani. Wife Aishwarya and Abhishek starred together for the first time after marriage.
Dhoom I, II, III(2004, 2006, 2013)
The biggest role in his two decade long career, was his portrayal of ACP Jai Dixit in the Dhoom trilogy. Not only was Abhishek at his comic best, he was also imbibed into heavy action and setting the streets on fire with his terrific biking skills.