Abhishek Bachchan performs his first stage show alongside Amitabh Bachchan in this throwback photo

By | April 24, 2020

On Instagram, Abhishek Bachchan shared a throwback photo of himself and father Amitabh Bachchan, both shaking a leg on the stage. The photo was taken during his first stage performance after becoming an actor. In 2005, the best of Bollywood came together for the ‘Hope’ telethon, an initiative to raise money for the Tsunami victims, and the father-son duo also performed.

Not many know that his debut stage performance was supposed to happen at that year’s IIFA. But Abhishek agreed to perform at the telethon since he could not refuse the cause. The actor recalled receiving a wonderful birthday surprise during the rehearsal.

 

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#FlashbackFriday My 1st ever stage performance after becoming an actor. Got to share it with a pretty cool dude! This was for the “Help” telethon which was done to raise money to help all the victims of the devastating tsunami which occurred on December 26th 2004. This huge enterprise of getting the entire Hindi film industry together ( a Herculean task) was spearheaded by @duttsanjay . And although I was slated to make my debut stage performance in Amsterdam for the IIFA awards later in the year, I just couldn’t say no to the cause and Sanju sir. Both dad and I performed to a mix/ medley of his song रंग बरसे and “one love” a track I had done as a cameo in my dear friend @suniel.shetty film Rakth. The show took place in early February 2005. Both dad and I were shooting for “Kajra re” with Aishwarya for Bunty aur Babli. I would shoot the song all day from 9am to 10pm and then drive to the concert venue and rehearse all night. I even spent my birthday shooting Kajra re ( but that is a different story, reserved for another Friday). At night, after the shoot I remember when I reached the venue for my rehearsal all the lights were off!!! Thinking that I had made a mistake and showed up to rehearse when there wasn’t any…. Suddenly all the stage lights came on and all the dancers, Ganesh Hegde the choreographer, stage hands and technical staff surprised me! Then Sanju sir and @walia_bunty ( he was one of the organisers) rolled out a huge cake and a birthday present for me. They all sang and managed to embarrass me to bits! What fun. Good times!

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“The show took place in early February 2005. Both dad and I were shooting for “Kajra re” with Aishwarya for Bunty aur Babli. I would shoot the song all day from 9am to 10pm and then drive to the concert venue and rehearse all night. I even spent my birthday shooting Kajra re ( but that is a different story, reserved for another Friday). At night, after the shoot I remember when I reached the venue for my rehearsal all the lights were off!!! Thinking that I had made a mistake and showed up to rehearse when there wasn’t any…. Suddenly all the stage lights came on and all the dancers, Ganesh Hegde the choreographer, stage hands and technical staff surprised me! Then Sanju sir and @walia_bunty ( he was one of the organisers) rolled out a huge cake and a birthday present for me. They all sang and managed to embarrass me to bits! What fun. Good times,” he wrote.

Abhishek and Aishwarya, recently, also celebrated 13 years of their marital bliss. We’re now waiting for the Kajra Re story now, though!