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Complacency is like slow poison: Abhishek Bachchan

For Abhishek Bachchan, it is important to be relevant rather than being visible on screen.

This is why the actor, known for his films such as “Yuva”, “Guru”, “Bunty Aur Babli” and “Bluffmaster”, decided to take a small break from films.

“I felt I was becoming complacent in my workspace and that was the main reason why I decided to go on a break. Complacency is like slow poison. That is why I needed some time off. To just re-focus and I am glad that I did that,” Abhishek told agencies in an interview.

The actor said that the time apart from films helped him evolve as he is someone “who analyses things a lot”.

“I analyse my past and work on creating a future keeping in mind the lessons I have learned through both success and failures,” he added.

Abhishek is looking forward to his comeback film, Anurag Kashyap’s new age romance “Manmarziyaan”. He said he decided to come on board because Kashyap, known for his dark stories, was also leaving his comfort zone to direct a love triangle.

The actor believes that the film would resonate well with the younger generation and especially women.

“Anurag’s treatment is completely different from what I have done in the past. I believe he has made something which completely resonates with today’s generation. If I may say, especially the women.”

“I think from the style and content of the film, it is very contemporary. I think there is an important message he is trying to give. It is a changed India out there and they will get what we are trying to say.”

Also featuring Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal, “Manmarziyan” releases this Friday.