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Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan turns 37 amidst a hectic schedule on the sets of 'Dhoom 3'.
Abhishek revealed to an Indian news channel that he would be working on his adventure flick on his birthday this year. “I like to work on my B'day. So I will be shooting,” the actor quipped.
Another reason why Abhishek is not keen to celebrate this milestone is because one of his closest friends Sikander (actress Kirron Kher's son) lost his biological father Gautam Berry a few days ago.
Abhishek cancelled a day's shoot to stand by Sikander, who performed the last rites.
Going by his father, Amitabh Bachchan's tweets, it is understood that the celebrations throughout the day will be a low-key affair. "A quiet bringing in of Abhishek's birthday at midnight, in respect ... the passing away of dear friend!!" he wrote.
Gautam Berry had once worked with Amitabh Bachchan's film corporation and the two men were contemporaries in the late 1960s.
Abhishek, nicknamed 'Junior B' or 'AB baby', was born on February 5, 1976, to well-known Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.
Being the grandson of the eminent Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Junior B always wanted to pursue his career in art and thus he dropped out of his Business management studies which he was doing from Boston University and returned to India.
Following the career track of his parents, he entered Bollywood with 'Refugee' which released in 2000. The JP Dutta film marked the début of Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor.
As an actor, Junior B had nothing much to add in the category of super hits during the initial years of his career. However, Abhishek did not lose heart and continued his stint as an actor.
A famous quote reads: 'Good artists with inherited talent do not wait long for success.' Lallan Singh, a role played by Junior Bachchan in 'Yuva', released in 2004, fetched him kudos even from his critics.
The Mani Ratnam film marked a break in his career and thereafter Abhishek has never looked back. Filmfare awards 2004 honoured him with the best supporting actor award for his performance in 'Yuva'.
In 2005, Junior B was nominated for the best actor category of Filmfare awards for 'Bunty Aur Babli'.
Contradicting to his real life role, Abhishek played the role of Amitabh Bachchan father in 'Paa', which won him a National Award for the best feature film in Hindi in 2009. Films like 'Guru', 'Bluffmaster', 'Bunty Aur Babli', 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna', 'Dhoom' are some of his hits in the box office.
Abhishek Bachchan married former Miss World Aishwarya Rai, and the most sought after heroine in Hindi film world, in 2007. The couple was blessed with a baby girl Aaradhya Bachchan in 2011.
After getting the nod at the box office with last year’s ‘Bol Bachchan’, Abhishek Bachchan is somewhat back on the biggie radar. Audiences will, of course, see his return in ‘Dhoom 3′ but besides that, Bachchan has also signed Farah Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’ as well as Umesh Shukla’s forthcoming venture.
Hope 2013 will be another memorable year for Junoir Bachchan.
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