Abhishek at war with Prahlad Kakkar
It all started when Prahlad Kakkar, at an open forum discussion, said, ‘Why use a good actor when you can have a nephew? And if you have to create stars anyway, why not from the family? It is hence very difficult for men to become stars. But since Bollywood does not want their women to be in films, females have a better chance of becoming stars or starlets. Men stars are usually useless nephews and sons.’
The adman further added, ‘Abhishek Bachchan has 17 flops in a row and is still going strong. He is unique and should be in the Guinness Book of Records.’
Abhishek replied back on a micro blogging site, ‘I love Prahlad Kakkar, he should be a stand-up comic not an ad-filmmaker. Maybe then someone will take him seriously! This coming from a man who makes commercials with his own son. Hmmm.’
He further went on to add, ‘Oh ya, Prahlad, I’m already in the Guiness book of world records and a very proud son. I hope you give your sons an opportunity to say the same someday.’
In February 2009, Abhishek broke the Guinness’ world record for maximum public appearances in 12 hours while promoting his film, ‘Delhi 6’.