Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was recently seen shooting with his daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda , for a jewellery brand’s latest campaign and feels that his daughter is ”true actress”.
The 75-year-old actor said Shweta was very comfortable in front of the camera. He feels that while the family has four actors – including wife Jaya, son Abhishek and daughter Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – “the true actress is Shweta”. “I know she won’t admit it but she is very good. She does fantastic mimicry. Anywhere we go, some incident happens, she will mimic everybody exactly to the point. She is a good actress,” he added.
Amitabh said in a statement: “When we are in front of the camera enacting a particular scene, then we are in a character. Just like with any other artiste on the set, you want to exchange views and points or sometimes just like keep telling her… She is facing the camera for the first time so I can say a few things to make her feel comfortable or an advice. I don’t know whether she has taken some advice. I am incapable of giving advice.”
On her acting plans Sweta said, “No. I don’t plan on taking acting as a career… It’s not a career. I think most women enjoy wearing jewellery and as a designer I also enjoy the process of designing it… and I enjoyed myself on the sets. It was great spending an entire day with my father.”
Amitabh is very proud of Shweta, who is also coming out with her book Paradise Towers. “I have been reading her columns. She has a very natural flare of writing. Now, she has written an entire book which I am yet to read… I am very proud of the fact that she is writing because then it’s a hereditary continuation from my father to her. I feel very proud of her. I wish she continues to write,” said the actor. Paradise Towers is entirely fiction. It’s about a building in Bombay and the story revolves around the lives of people who live in this building.
Amitabh, who is currently shooting for Thugs of Hindostan and Brahmastra was last seen in 102 Not Out, co-starring Rishi Kapoor. Directed by Umesh Shukla, the movie got rave reviews.