Abhishek Bachchan often makes headlines and mostly for different reasons other than movies, but do you know that he has a Guinness World record in his name? Shocked?
Abhishek Bachchan (born 5 February 1976) is an Indian film actor, producer and playback singer known for his works in Bollywood, and Bengali cinema. Part of the Bachchan family, he is the son of actors Amitabh Bachchan, and Jaya Bachchan. He made his screen debut with the 2000 War film, Refugee.
Yes, Junior Bachchan has made a Guinness World record for “Most Public Appearances Made By A Film Star In 12 Hours”.
Bachchan then essayed “Gurukant Desai” a character loosely based on Dhirubhai Ambani in Mani Ratnam’s drama film Guru (2007), premiered at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto, Canada, and “Tous Les Cinemas du Monde” (World Cinema) section of 2007 Cannes Film Festival. He then appeared in Ram Gopal Varma’s Godfatheresque, Sarkar and Sarkar Raj (2008) premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, the New York Asian Film Festival, and the 9th IIFA World Premiere-Bangkok.
Bachchan has starred in over 50 films in both lead and supporting roles, but only two films in which the actor has played a lead role have been commercially successful, Bunty Aur Babli (2005) and Guru (2007 film).
The actor recently admitted in an interview that the string of commercially unsuccessful films in his career has taught him a lot in life.
Abhishek made this record by visiting seven places while he was promoting his movie “Delhi-6” in 2009 in theaters of these cities – Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad, Delhi, Gurugram (earlier known as Gurgaon), Chandigarh and Mumbai on 22nd Feb. He covered the distance of 1800 km in 12 hrs by car and private jet.
Sonam Kapoor played the female lead in the movie and she joined Abhishek in his final location which was Mumbai for promotions.
Earlier, this record was in the name of Hollywood actor Will Smith who participated in three media events in 24 hrs while promoting his movie “I, Robot”.
Abhishek wanted this record not just for himself but for the whole country and its citizens.