Rishi Chhabria, one of the up and coming actors of Bollywood, grabbed the opportunity to feature in Teen Patti with both hands although he didn't have a lengthy and meaty role in it. So what made this fairly good looking actor, who has a main lead in Rani Mukherjee's brother, Raaja Mukherjee"s film Life Ise Gale Laga Le, make Bollywood debut in a bit part role?
Rishi mentions energetically, “Basically, the length of the role didn"t matter to me as I dearly wanted to be a part of this project. I attach enormous significance to my working association with Leena Yadav, because of which I embraced a short role in Teen Patti."
He further reveals the main catch for him to do Teen Patti, “My idol, Amitabh Bachchan, is also featuring in it." Observing and learning from the sidelines, Rishi was amazed to see a legendary actor like Amitabh Bachchan undergoing rigorous preparation before each of his scenes.
“Amitabhji is so dedicated to his work! It"s a treat to watch a veteran actor like him going through the nuances of acting, its so rewarding," shares the modern day eklavya, who does not mind not being in the same frame as the Big B, as long as, he gets to watch and learn. I didn"t share any screen space with him, I learnt a lot by just analyzing his actions on the sets. In fact, getting a chance to observe him was akin to the realization of a dream for me," says the lad who seems to be keeping a close watch on Amitabh Bachchan!
Though in Teen Patti he never got a chance to actually work with the Big B, but still Rishi is not the one to feel put down, as he shares, “I am very optimistic about being able to share screen space with such a fine actor one day. That will be another high in my career."