Veteran journalist Chaitanya Padukone ‘bowled over’ by Abhishek Bachchan’s gesture at Ghoomer event
In a heartwarming display of humility, Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan has left veteran journalist Chaitanya Padukone impressed and emotionally touched with his performance in the recently released film “Ghoomer”. The versatile actor, known for his acting prowess, takes on the challenging role of the complex yet relatable character “Paddy” in this emotionally charged cricket-themed drama directed by the renowned R. Balki. The movie hit the screens on August 18th and has already captured the attention of audiences.
In “Ghoomer,” Abhishek Bachchan essays the role of a frustrated yet first-rate cricket mentor-coach, a character that brings out his versatility as an actor. The movie is set against the backdrop of cricket and features brilliant performances by other cast members, including the talented Saiyami Kher, who portrays a specially-abled spunky batsman-bowler. Notable names such as Angad Bedi, Shabana Azmi, and trans-woman Ivanka Das also contribute to the movie’s dynamic ensemble.
Interestingly, Abhishek Bachchan shares a special connection with Chaitanya Padukone, having known each other well before Abhishek’s debut movie “Refugee” was launched. During a media interaction session at the PVR-Juhu Theatre, where the movie’s promotion was taking place, Abhishek was deeply impressed by a question posed by Chaitanya. Touched by this interaction, the charismatic actor personally gifted the veteran journalist a specially autographed white cricket ball, symbolizing the camaraderie and respect they share.
Journalist Chaitanya Padukone expressed his emotional response to the movie, stating, “I am emotionally ‘stumped’ by the optimistic movie Ghoomer and ‘bowled over’ by Abhishek’s courteous humility.” The sentiment seems to be shared by audiences as well, who have been praising Abhishek’s outstanding performance and the movie’s engaging storyline.
Adding to the intrigue of the film is a surprise cameo by none other than Abhishek’s father, the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, who appears as a candid cricket commentator. This unexpected appearance adds an extra layer of excitement for fans of both actors.
“Ghoomer” is a must-watch for its intriguing storyline, powerful performances, and the emotional depth it brings to the cricket backdrop. Abhishek Bachchan’s courteous humility, both on and off-screen, has certainly left an indelible mark on those who have experienced this cinematic journey.