Bachchan: Acting simple on screen difficult

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016,13:31 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Kolkata | Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan today said that he found it challenging playing an extremely simple and realistic character in the upcoming Hindi thriller film Te3N. My role is very simple and that of a normal person from the middle class. I am playing my age. But being simple in front of the camera is very difficult and challenging, Bachchan told reporters here.

Director Ribhu Dasgupta had told him that he did not want extraneous behaviour in his acting. Sometimes when I felt it (acting) was okay, he would come and tell me to tone it down, Bachchan, 73, said. In the entire film, the effort was to show things as real without going over the top.

The producer didn’t want to shoot in sets and so we shot in real locations. Everything looks natural. After I saw the film it was very comforting to see something like this done, Big B said. ┬áHe praised the younger lot of actors like Irrfan Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt for being simplicity to their acting.

Even after 47 years in the industry I am still learning. There is a lot to learn from the young generation. Everyday is a learning experience, he said. Produced by Sujoy Ghosh, Te3n also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead role and Vidya Balan in a special appearance.

Big B is playing the role of an Anglo-Indian in the film. Bachchan said having lived in Kolkata for seven-eight years during the sixties, he was aware of the life of the Anglo-Indian community in the city.