MUMBAI: It is something that every actor takes time out for. NDTV’s Jai Jawan show which requires a shooting time for four days is in some way the film industry’s way of honoring the soldiers. And Abhishek Bachchan certainly went out of his way to shoot for the show, keeping in mind his hectic schedule.
Abhishek Bachchan just got back from Singapore on Wednesday. But the actor had to pack his bags and head out for the shooting of Mani Ratnam’s Raavana, immediately. With his father, Amitabh Bachchan, slightly under the weather, Junior Bachchan flew to Singapore to keep his mother company who was there as their close friend, Amar Singh was undergoing a kidney transplant.
Abhishek has been on the move for the last few months. After completing the Mumbai schedule of Pa in the first week of June, he flew straight to Macau for the IIFA Awards, where he performed to his hit tracks from Delhi 6 and Dostana. From Macau, the actor flew directly to London to complete all the crucial scenes of the climax of Pa.
After his return to Mumbai in June end, Abhishek and his close friend, cinematographer Sameer Arya flew to Kargil for four days to shoot for NDTV’s show Jai Jawan. A source from the channel confirmed, "Abhishek Bachchan shot with us with the soldiers at Kargil. It is a special shoot as Kargil War celebrates its 10th year. The episode will be telecast on Independence Day."
The show requires stamina and showcases the fitness levels of the actors who have come on the show. Perhaps the most noteworthy of all the Jai Jawan episodes was Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s time with the Rapid Action Force and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan scaling the Siachen Glacier. The actress adjusted to the low oxygen atmosphere with effortless ease inspite of wearing clothes that weighed almost as much as her.
Abhishek Bachchan’s episode will be telecast on 15 August.