Mumbai: At 67, Amitabh Bachchan may be the busiest star in Bollywood but the screen legend says that he can barely act and would not pursue direction ever as he doesn’t have the “acumen” for it.
The megastar wrote on his blog, “I am often asked when I would direct a film and my standard answer to that has always been that I can barely act, where am I going to get the acumen to direct.
“To me it has been an enormous task that can only be fulfilled by those that have passion and desire to want to tell a story. I guess sometime or the other we have all wanted to do that — to narrate a credible story. But to convert it into film is indeed another matter,” Bachchan added.
The actor, who has gone through ups and down during his 40-year-old career to be crowned as the ‘Shahenshah of Bollywood’, said he is happy doing acting and not worrying about other aspects of filmmaking.
“I am most happy when I do not have to worry about the aspects of film making than with those connected to a performance. Prepare, perform, and push off ! It may sound too selfish a thought, but really what else could I ever contribute to it,” Bachchan wrote.
“Directing a film is an enormous task. Every aspect of it has to be understood and envisioned before any serious claim can be made on this,” he added.
Bachchan will next be seen in Ram Gopal Verma’s ‘Rann’ where he plays a media baron and next in Leena Yadav’s ‘Teen Patti’ in the role of a mathematics genius. The actor, for the first time, will share the big screen with Hollwyood icon Ben Kingsley in the movie.