Times have changed a lot in Bollywood says Amitabh Bachchan. Big B talks about competition in the current Bollywood era. He also says that today's actors have to prove themselves in their first film itself, which was not the case when he entered the industry.
The legendary actor, who made his acting debut with Saat Hindustani in 1969, said he considers himself lucky to have entered the industry when Bollywood was not competitive. "Today, times are tough for actors as they have to prove themselves in their first film itself. In our times we had several chances to prove ourselves as we had several films where we had a chance to enhance our acting. I feel I was lucky," Bachchan stated.
The 70-year-old film icon expressed his wish to work with the current crop of talented actors. When asked about which heroine he would prefer to work with if he had made his debut in the current era, Bachchan, on a lighter note, said "I don't know if they would take me as a lead."
Big B has never attended any acting school and he feels unfortunate about it. "I was not fortunate to have got a chance to go to acting school like Shatrughan Sinha and Jaya. I was not aware if there was any acting school. If I had the opportunity, then I would have got myself trained and improved my craft. I still look forward for this opportunity," he expressed.
Bachchan also explained that once his plan was to become a scientist. "I topped in science and math. I decided to become a scientist but the one-hour-lecture on the first day in college made me realise that this is not meant for me. Now I am here, I don't know if I have done the right thing or not," he said.