If there’s one thing Bollywood’s flop king Abhishek Bachchan is used to, it’s failure.
Some Indian movie stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan (at least, lately) and Aamir Khan have the Midas Touch and set the box office registers ringing.
Au contraire, Abhishek Bachchan has the Jonah’s touch.
Surely, Abhishek’s movie distributors and Bollywood fans must be cowering in fear each time this fella has a release.
Players – A Disaster
Reports coming from India suggest that Players, Abhishek’s newest crapshow has been roundly rejected by audiences.
The movie opened badly on Friday and continued its lackluster showing on the following days.
Dubbing Players “a colossal disappointment,” IndiaFM aka Bollywood Hungama wrote:
The film started on a slow note on Friday, declined on Saturday, but showed marginal increase on Sunday. However, the jump in the business wasn’t substantial enough on Sunday.
Other box office observers in India wrote in a similar vein.
Box Office India did not mince words:
The film will be a huge loser and the year is off to a very bad start.
Box Office India estimated Players’ collection at Rs 4.60 crore net on Friday, Rs 4.50 crore net on Saturday and Rs 5.50-5.75 crore net on Sunday.
Box office numbers for the U.S. are not available yet. But we’d be surprised shocked should the movie do well here.
Directed by Abbas-Mustan, Players was a big budget movie that took the film’s crew to India, Russia, Amsterdam and New Zealand.
Of course, Abhishek’s defenders could well say that the failure of a movie is not exclusively his fault.
But shouldn’t Abhishek read the script before accepting the role and, of course, he’s solely responsible for the horrible acting he routinely delivers in one Bollywood movie after another.
Abhishek Bachchan – India’s Most Worthless Actor?
We find it hard to believe there’s an actor in the Indian sub-continent worse than Abhishek Bachchan.
In movie after movie, Abhishek shows himself utterly incapable of emoting.
It’s sheer agony to behold this bloke going through the motions and contortions of acting.
Surely, the only reason this embarrassment of an actor still gets roles is because of his last name.
His father Amitabh Bachchan has been a mainstay of the Indian movie industry for over four decades.
Abhishek’s mother Jaya Bachchan too is a highly respected actress although she rarely faces the camera these days.
Alas, if Abhishek has worked hard at anything in life it’s to disprove the law of inherited characteristics.
Even after over four dozen films, Abhishek on screen is a horror show and has seemingly shown little inclination to hone his acting skills.
Youngsters like Ranbir Kapoor or Ranveer Singh have entered Bollywood much later and have already stolen several marches over Abhishek through sheer dint of hard work.