Abhishek Bachchan shared his take on Pratik Gandhi amid comparisons between ‘The Big Bull’ and ‘Scam 1992‘. He stated, ‘Not worthy to be compared to him.
Since the first look of The Big Bull surfaced, netizens have been drawing comparisons to Scam 1992. The recent trailer release of the former lent further buzz to this, with both the protagonists being reportedly modeled on the controversial stockbroker of the ‘90s, Harshad Mehta. Amid the comparisons, Abhishek Bachchan came out in praise of the lead of the latter, Pratik Gandhi, calling his performance ‘fantastic’.
Abhishek Bachchan on Scam 1992’s Pratik Gandhi
In a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama, Abhishek was asked about often being compared to his father, legendary actor, Amitabh Bachchan, but now he was being compared to Pratik Gandhi. The Guru star replied that he did not have any issue with comparisons. He added that he had been compared to the ‘great’ and ‘best’ Big B, so any other comparison could not faze him much.
Ab Jr stated that the performance of Pratik was ‘fantastic’ and also conveyed his best for his future projects, hoping that his junior continues to do the ‘good work.’ The actor also shared that with his experience of two decades, he was aware of the difficulty to get recognition, as he wished that Pratik continues to get good work.
Meanwhile, The Big Bull also stars Ileana D’Cruz, Nikita Dutta, Saurabh Shukla, among others. The film has been directed by Kookie Gulati. It hits Disney+Hostar on April 8.
- SCAM 1992
It stars Pratik Gandhi as the protagonist Harshad Mehta, with Shreya Dhanwanthary appearing in a parallel lead role, as Sucheta Dalal. The series also features Satish Kaushik, Anant Mahadevan, Rajat Kapoor, K K Raina, Lalit Parimoo, Hemant Kher and Nikhil Dwivedi in pivotal roles. The series focuses on Harshad Mehta’s life story, his meteoric rise and the subsequent downfall.
Originally produced by Sameer Nair of Applause Entertainment, Hansal Mehta, worked for three years in writing the script consisting of 550 pages. The project was officially announced in December 2019, with principal shoot beginning following its announcement. Filmed across 200 locations in Mumbai, within 85 days, the shooting was wrapped up in March 2020. The cinematography was handled by Pratham Mehta and the series was edited by Sumit Purohit and Kunal Walve. Achint Thakkar composed the background score.
Scam 1992 was premiered on SonyLIV on 9 October 2020. The series eventually received praise from the performances of the cast members, writing and the major technical aspects. It became the most viewed web series on the streaming platform