Amitabh Bachchan on Facing Criticism: ‘Living with Fear and Antagonism’ Life is often filled with moments of fear and uncertainty, particularly for performers in the creative arts.
It can be all too easy for those on the outside to blame performers for their non-performance, an assumption that Amitabh Bachchan has come to reflect on in his latest blog post. In his blog post, Amitabh Bachchan talks about the fear that often comes with being a performer.
He writes, “It is the easiest task for the outsider to put the blame, non-performance, unethical attributes to the community of creativity .. but it is seldom understood what the ‘creatives’ go through in their quest to perform the creative .. most of the time created by someone else, who believes that you should be the person that shall justify it .. misery ..they live on assumption .. we live in fear .. our fear is not limited as assumed .. it has many facets which are unknown to the ones of many .. but who to and why waste valuable time in discussion .. take it, and leave it .. get on to the creative.”
Amitabh also speaks about the transience of our achievements, writing that “most of what you aim and win is but a filled air balloon.. in a while it collapses and sinks if it has the ingredient that twirls in the air .. the gas .. which as we all know wears away and effect lost .. in lost imagination, my wishes of pertinence and permanency and love.”
The legendary actor is gearing up for the release of several new projects, including Nag Ashwin’s Project K featuring Prabhas and Deepika Padukone, and Ribhu Dasgupta’s next courtroom drama Section 84. He will also be appearing in Tiger Shroff’s upcoming film Ganapath. Living in the creative arts can be a difficult journey, filled with fear and antagonism.
But as Amitabh Bachchan has shown, life’s successes can be fleeting, and it is important to remember the struggles that come with being an artist and to continue to strive for excellence.