The way in which Amitabh Bachchan resurrected his career after his company Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited went bankrupt is one of those positive and inspiring stories in film folklore. While the actor himself had spoken about his current battle earlier, son Abhishek Bachchan has now remembered those days.
“Well, frankly, I left university – I was studying at Boston University. I had declared my major as a liberal arts, and then I majored in performing arts. And I left my education because my dad was going through this tough time, financially. He had started this business called ABCL, ”Abhishek said in YouTuber Ranveer Allahbadia’s podcast.
He said he started out as a production boy. “I don’t think I’m qualified to help them in any way, but I just felt I needed to be around my dad, and help in whatever way. So I left college and came back. I started helping him in his company. ”He said his father had called him to his study late at night to tell him about the financial situation. Apparently Amitabh told him ‘movies don’t work out, business doesn’t work out, nothing works out’.
The rest, as they say, is history. In an interview a few years ago, Amitabh had said, “There was a sword hanging on my head all the time. I spent many sleepless nights. One day, I got up early in the morning and went directly to Yash Chopraji and told him I was bankrupt. I had no movies. My house and small property in New Delhi were attached. Yashji listened coolly and then offered me a role in his film Mohabattein. Then I started doing commercials, TV and movies. And I am happy to say today that I have repaid my entire debt of Rs 90 crore and are starting afresh. ”