With the Tata Literature Live! festival having commenced last Thursday, Amitabh Bachchan with wife Jaya Bachchan were present at the in conversation with author Siddharth Dhanvant as he launched his new book ‘The Rabbit and The Squirrel’. On the midst of their conversation, Dhanvant questioned the couple on their take of critics. Big B addressed how he understands how critics are needed.
“The first assurance that you get is somebody has actually read your work. It’s very important for us, in the creative field, because if no one goes to see our films, that’s very bad. So, that’s one of the first things that comes to your mind. But seriously, I would accept criticism, I would liked to be criticised because it gives you an aspect of your work which you may not be aware of,” DNA India reports the actor explain.
He went on to add, “There are many critics who are able to have that perception, who are able to go beyond what you have written or have a different view point. I think it’s important for anyone in the creative field to know that. Many times, we are unaware of it. Most of the times, the critics are right and we are wrong.”
Going on to talk about getting bad reviews, Bachchan expressed, “In such situations, when you feel they have been unfair, cut that criticism out from the piece of paper and stick it on your bathroom wall and every morning, look into the mirror and say, ‘One day buddy, I am going to disapprove you.”