Abhishek Bachchan, who recently completed 2 decades in the showbiz, is all set to begin the third with his digital debut. Ahead of the release of his first web outing Breathe: Into The Shadows, Abhishek joined Koimoi for an exclusive chat. Where he spoke about releasing the show amid the pandemic and the pressure that he is under as he inches closer to the release date.
Breathe: Into The Shadows is a suspense-thriller that has Abhishek Bachchan in the centre of it all. The actor plays a father in the quest for his kidnapped daughter. The trailer has made a huge buzz and the show is set to release on July 10.
Talking to Koimoi exclusively, when asked about releasing the show amid these stressful times, Abhishek Bachchan said, “What I think is immaterial. Amazon Prime Video decided what was the correct time to release the show. The release was already decided before the pandemic hit India. This is the question best asked to the Prime Video team. Maybe the positive way to look at it is I think, people have been consuming a lot of content on streaming platforms. So they have more time on hand, so maybe they would want to see this as well.”
Further Abhishek Bachchan was asked if there is pressure, considering the season 1 of Breathe starring R Madhavan was a massive hit. Abhishek said, “Immense, Immense pressure. The pressure is that you have to make something that is worthy for the audience. That is the ultimate pressure. If you are dedicated to what you do and if you work hard and you believe in what you have done, and you give it your best, then I think somewhere you feel okay you have given it your best now. The audience will decide. But there is always pressure and that’s good. Because it pushes you to improve.”
Abhishek Bachchan also shared his opinion on the pressure the of Friday not being on the OTT release. “Yeah, but you know, what is the pressure of the Friday. ‘oh we have to get a big number on a Friday’. That number is achieved how? It is achieved by the audience who are purchasing the tickets so at the end of the day what does it come down to, it comes down to you want the maximum number of people to see the film or the show. It’s the same over here. So the pressure is exactly the same,” said Abhishek Bachchan.