Abhishek Bachchan says young actors should focus on acting skills, not their physique

Bachchan’s film Ghoomer co-starring Saiyami Kher will release in theatres on August 18
Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan said in an interview with Dainik Bhaskar that it bothers him when he sees young actors work only on their physique instead of honing their acting skills. The actor feels that instead of obsessing about getting six-pack abs, aspiring actors must work on their diction and language instead. 

When asked if he would ever consider building a sculpted physique, Bachchan said that he would if the role offered to him demanded it. The actor added, "Jay Dixit (Abhishek's character in the Dhoom franchise) was a cop who had to be fit, but he was not the kind who'd take out his shirt and flaunt six-pack abs. I get upset when I see this obsession with six-pack abs. Look at Aamir Khan - he was so fit in Dhoom 3 (2013) and he looked fat in (a few portions of) Dangal (2016). Young actors these days believe they can become actors just by getting six-pack abs. Bro, focus on your language... work on your acting skills. That is what makes actors, not (well-built) bodies."

Bachchan’s next release is Ghoomer, co-starring Saiyami Kher and Amitabh Bachchan in a special appearance. The film directed by R. Balki releases theatrically on August 18. 

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