Actor Abhishek Bachchan may have a smile on his face due to the record-breaking success of Farah Khan directed movie, HNY, that earned 300 crores worldwide in nearly two weeks. However, Abhishek Bachchan’s mother Jaya Bachchan criticised the story of Happy New Year, which apparently has faded the smile from the boy’s face.
Actress-Politician Jaya Bachchan depicted Happy New Year as a “nonsensical film” at recently concluded Mumbai Literature Festival. The Rajya Sabha MP, speaking at a session entitled ‘The failure of literature in informing current cinema’, said, “I only watched it because Abhishek is in it. I told him he’s a great actor if he can act stupid in front of the camera like that.” She further added, “Unfortunately cinema today is about business, not art. We call good films art house cinema. What does that even mean? All cinema is an art.” On other side, Bollywood Star Amitabh Bachchan praised ‘Happy New Year’ and appreciated the flick as blockbuster.
The actors and politicians were talking about the failure of literature in indicating current films when words on ‘Happy New Year’ started tumbling out of her mouth.
Abhishek Bachchan plays a double role of ‘Nandu Bhide’ and ‘Vicky Grover’ in the movie. He goes through different get-ups and also did dance what he addresses a ‘snakes dance’ in the movie. Abhishek Bachchan with his co-stars Shahrukh Khan (Charlie), Deepika Padukone (Mohini), Boman Irani (Dany), Sonu Sood (Jack) and Vivaan Shah (Rohan Singh) acts a ‘losers’ character who participate in a World Dance Championship in Dubai but actually aims to take revenge of Charlie’s father Anupam Kher (Manohar Sharma) death from Jackie Shroff (Charan Grover) and steal diamonds worth 300 crores.
Meanwhile, getting some negative reviews from both critics and audience, Abhishek Bachchan acted both the role very nicely in Happy New Year and was also praised from his father Amitabh Bachchan. Shahrukh Khan also admitted, “I respect their (critics’) views. However, I do not make films for such a niche audience of five to seven people. I try to make films for a larger spectrum of people.”