Amitabh Bachchan is a proud father as his son Abhishek Bachchan’s new film The Big Bull rages. The film was released on Disney + Hotstar on April 8, and the streaming service announced that it had become its “ biggest debutant of the year. ” This did not back up the claims with numbers, although a third-party company estimated the numbers at 5.8 million, “based on the buzz.”
Abhishek reacted to both developments, sharing them on social media. Amitabh took a screenshot of Abhishek’s tweet and also amplified it on his social media accounts. He wrote in his caption: “Well done buddy .. WHTCTW .. the pride of a father.” He added heart and applause emojis.
Her granddaughter and Abhishek’s niece Navya Naveli Nanda dropped a bunch of heart emojis in the comments section. Abhishek himself responded with folded hands and hugging emojis.
The Big Bull, inspired in part by the life of tainted stockbroker Harshad Mehta, is directed by Kookie Gulati. Ahead of the film’s release, which was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and moved on to streaming, Abhishek and the team drew comparisons to Hansal Mehta’s acclaimed 1992 Scam Series: The Harshad Mehta Story.
Abhishek has said in interviews that while he is flattered by comparisons to actor Pratik Gandhi, who played Harshad on the series, the film offers a different take on the story. In The Big Bull, Abhishek’s character is called Hemant Shah.
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Unlike Scam 1992, the film opened itself to bad reviews. “Even though it should never have been a competition between two filmmakers and their works, the disappointment is much worse when the difference is so drastic. We have to lock up this bull now,” the Hindustan Times noted in its negative review.