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EXCLUSIVE: “Directors, producers would refer to Amitabh Bachchan as ‘that constipated actor’,” says Shekhar Suman; recalls producers throwing former out of studios when his films weren’t working

en Bollywood News EXCLUSIVE: “Directors, producers would refer to Amitabh Bachchan as ‘that constipated actor’,” says Shekhar Suman; recalls producers throwing former out of studios when his films weren’t working

Actor Shekhar Suman recently shared a touching anecdote about the legendary Amitabh Bachchan. He shed light on the resilience and determination that defined Big B’s journey to becoming one of India's greatest male movie stars. Shekhar highlighted an incident recounted to him by Shashi Kapoor during an interview with Bollywood Hungama

EXCLUSIVE: “Directors, producers would refer to Amitabh Bachchan as ‘that constipated actor’,” says Shekhar Suman; recalls producers throwing former out of studios when his films weren’t working

EXCLUSIVE: “Directors, producers would refer to Amitabh Bachchan as ‘that constipated actor’,” says Shekhar Suman; recalls producers throwing former out of studios when his films weren’t working

He told us, “I was listening to one of Bachchan saab’s interviews, and he said that for the first few years, 13-14-15 of his films flopped. And directors, without naming him, would refer to him as ‘that constipated actor’.” He added, “I know it for a fact because Shashi Kapoor told me. He said that there were producers who couldn’t work without him later, but they were the ones who were saying, ‘Oh my God, this constipated looking actor has come again looking for work. Throw him out of the set, who allowed him inside?’”

The actor-turned-producer went on to say, “He was rejected for having a bad voice by All India Radio, when he auditioned to be a news reader. How ironic is that? They said he didn’t have a good voice, some people said he’s too tall.”

As the conversation progressed, he recalled the ‘worst’ story that Bachchan had told about his struggles. “He said that he came out of a studio and was sitting in his car, his parents were sitting behind him. One guy came and knocked on the window, and he abused in chaste Hindi, and said, ‘Who the f**k asked you to come here? Have you seen your face? Go back to wherever you’ve come from’. Can you imagine?”

The actor concluded his point by saying, “He took it all on his chin because he had faith in himself.” 

Speaking of the professional front, Shekhar was recently seen playing a pivotal character in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Heeramand: The Diamond Bazaar, which is streaming on Netflix. Meanwhile, Amitabh Bachchan has a bunch of projects in his kitty including Kalki 2898 AD

Also Read: Shekhar Suman vows to leave politics if he is unable to deliver; says, “I want to still be an actor who’s a part of politics”


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