On 5 March 2010, Abhishek Bachchan was joined by his family and a BAFTA audience to hear him discuss his career in this Life in Pictures interview, produced as part of the Tongues On Fire Festival.
Bachchan - son of Indian actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, and married to actress Aishwarya Rai - made his acting debut in JP Dutta's Refugee in 2000. In 2004 he attracted critical acclaim for his performances in Dhoom and Yuva. His performance in the latter won him his first Filmfare Award in the Best Supporting Actor category, an award he won the next two years running for Sarkat (2005) and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006).
Any child growing up in the seventies wanted to be Mr Amitabh Bachchan…
In this video - available to watch in full on BAFTA Guru - Bachchan discusses the growing worldwide popularity of Indian cinema, warning against changing the nature of Bollywood filmmaking to suit Western tastes. He also talks about breaking into the industry - from his earliest childhood dreams to his personal struggle for success and his growing status as a leading figure in Indian cinema.