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Amitabh Bachchan feels daughter Shweta is the 'true' actor in his family

The 75-year-old Amitabh Bachchan said Shweta was very comfortable in front of the camera.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: May 26, 2018 7:53 IST ]

Amitabh Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan Nanda

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who will be seen sharing screen space with Shweta Bachchan Nanda for a jewellery brand's latest campaign feels that his daughter is ''true actress''.

The 75-year-old actor said Shweta was very comfortable in front of the camera. He feels that while the family has four actors - including wife Jaya, son Abhishek and daughter Aishwarya Rai Bachchan - "the true actress is Shweta". "I know she won't admit it but she is very good. She does fantastic mimicry. Anywhere we go, some incident happens, she will mimic everybody exactly to the point. She is a good actress," he added.

Did he give her any advice to face the camera? Amitabh said in a statement: "When we are in front of the camera enacting a particular scene, then we are in a character. Just like with any other artiste on the set, you want to exchange views and points or sometimes just like keep telling her... She is facing the camera for the first time so I can say a few things to make her feel comfortable or an advice. I don't know whether she has taken some advice. I am incapable of giving advice."

Does Shweta plan to explore a career in acting? "No. I don't plan on taking acting as a career... It's not a career. I think most women enjoy wearing jewellery and as a designer I also enjoy the process of designing it... and I enjoyed myself on the sets. It was great spending an entire day with my father." 

Amitabh is very proud of Shweta, who is also coming out with her book Paradise Towers. "I have been reading her columns. She has a very natural flare of writing. Now, she has written an entire book which I am yet to read... I am very proud of the fact that she is writing because then it's a hereditary continuation from my father to her. I feel very proud of her. I wish she continues to write," said the actor. Paradise Towers is entirely fiction. It's about a building in Bombay and the story revolves around the lives of people who live in this building.

Amitabh, who is currently shooting for Thugs of Hindostan and Brahmastra was last seen in 102 Not Out, co-starring Rishi Kapoor. Directed by Umesh Shukla, the movie got rave reviews.

(With IANS inputs)

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